Rare water shrews discovered on Dutch island


Neomys fodiens, water shrew

From #1 in 2008 of the magazine of Zuid-Hollands Landschap in the Netherlands, page 13:

Water shrew along the Oudelandse Zeedijk.

The mammal research society VZZ during research into root voles on Goeree island totally unexpectedly has caught three specimens of the rare water shrew as well.

Root voles: here. And here.

Root voles of Texel: here. And here.

Voles of Texel: here.

Water shrews use speed to reduce the impact of colder waters when diving: here.

Texel water shrews: here.

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