CWC Releases
Short-Tailed Shrew
May 10, 2014

On April 21, 2014, the second release involved a short-tailed shrew, which I photographed for Robin Graboski, the director of Centre Wildlife Care (CWC), the nonprofit animal rehabbing facility of central Pennsylvania.

Shrews have a voracious appetite but are very, very small.

Short-tailed shrew

Here is the reason how the short-tailed shrew came by the name of "short-tailed shrew."
Short tail of the short-tailed shrew

The final photo gives a good idea about the size of a shrew.
Tiny shrew

That concluded the second successful release of the day.

I've a photo album with more photos and text about the shrew release on Facebook for Centre Wildlife Care (which is a public page and open to everyone).

Overall, the three releases included the short-tailed shrew release (on this page) as well as two great-horned owlets and a saw-whet owl.

Photo note: I used a Pentax K20D, with the SMC-DA* 60-250mm lens for these photos, taken on 21 April 2014.

Note: Earlier in 2014, I photographed for CWC a grebe and duck release.

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