Protected against certain methods of killing and taking only
Habitat: Found anywhere that there is low cover, especially in thick grassland, hedgerow and bracken scrub.
Distribution: Widespread throughout Britain and Ireland; absent from Shetlands and Scilly Isles.
Description: Britain's smallest mammal. Distinguished from the Common Shrew by its proportionally longer tail (65-70% of head and body length). LENGTH: 39-64mm excluding tail. WEIGHT: 3-6g
Natural History: The most widespread European shrew. REPRODUCTION: Breeding season is from April-October, and there are at least two, sometimes three or four, litters per season, each of 2-12 young. NEST: Woven from dry grasses. PREDATORS: Tawny and barn owls, occasionally foxes, stoats, weasels and kestrels.