Monday, 12 October 2015

Micro Mammal Murder Mystery

I just found this wee chap dead on a leaf.

Leafing life

It is an Etruscan Shrew (Suncus etruscus), the world's smallest mammal.

A mystery, Mr Holmes?
 But what happened to her? Her neck has been opened by something, but who would do that and then not eat her? She was lying on a melon- plant leaf about 60cm from ground level, so was she caught, killed and then dropped? It's a mystery...

1 comment:

pipsprof said...

Between you and me Mr Watson, I think it could have been an owl which snatched it and then dropped it. Will need to check the finer details with the arch villain, Moriarty, of course.