Beetle transports dead shrew


This 13 July 2017 video shows a burying beetle transporting a dead shrew.

It wants to feed its larvae.

Henny de Bruin made this video at the Stompert nature reserve near Soesterberg in Utrecht province in the Netherlands.

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