Everybody knows what a great tracker I am! I’m always finding critters in our back yard. But when I started barking at a rock, my ghostwriter thought I was nuts. But then she turned over the rock and found—surprise!—a shrew under it! Of course the shrew took off running. I followed it, but lost it in the great cone flower jungle.
My skilled and experienced colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens helped to track it too, but we concluded it had indeed escaped.
Now I know what you’re thinking: I’ve had plenty of chances to capture one of the many shrews I’ve found in the yard, but they always seem to escape. Instead of making excuses, I did some research. There’s a link to the site I found that has good basic shrew information.
Oh, and here's a great video about shrews. Make sure you watch it until the end because the shrews do something really funny!
|That concludes our backyard science class for today.|