My little shrew family!!
The larger skulls and taxidermy are all northern short-tailed shrews, the tiny pair on the right are trowbridge shrews (from @snakesandkittens !!!) and the last is a pygmy shrew!
My partner found one of the neighbors cats tormenting this little guy yesterday evening. We brought him inside for the night to keep him safe and warm, and to make sure he stopped bleeding from where the cat had broken the skin. He seems to be doing well today and Hes going to a nearby park in a few hours
Hullo! We seem to have another short tailed shrew living in our house. He's been here for a few weeks and mostly I don't mind but his chewing wakes me up sometimes. We thought about catching him but it's really cold outside (-10 on average). Would he be fine outside if we could catch him? Or should we just keep pretending that we don't know he's there? I refuse to let him die like the last one.
You can set up a humane trap and relocate him! Preferably in an abandoned building he can easily find a place to winter in.
Short tailed shrews actually do have a high winter mortality rate, though, so if you can put up with the chewing he’ll have a much better chance of survival in a warm home. Or you could give him to a wildlife rehabilitation center! Then they can release him in the summer.