The Taming of the Shrew
 
 
 
 
WARNING: If you are not fond of furry little rodents, DO NOT PUSH PLAY! The short flick embedded here features Shrewy the famous tame shrew, who lived for some time in the wall behind my desk. We developed a good relationship over the course of some months, based largely on an endless supply of roasted pumpkin seeds, which (as it turns out) are what shrews likes best. 

In this video you can see Shrewy playing his favorite game of Find the Pumpkin Seed, which in this case is wedged between two of my own toes. Please do not be alarmed - although his species (Blarina brevicauda, or the Northern Short-Tailed Shrew) is technically one of the few venomous mammals, Shrewy did not ever bite, or even nibble my toes.

 
 
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