Framing Of The Shrew

These little animals are very shrewd–you rarely see them alive. I spotted this one traversing back and forth over the same area so I sat down at a distance with my 70-200 mm lensĀ and waited. Of course, then he/she walked right up to me–much too close for the lens, but she/he kept going and I was able to get a few shots. I believe this is a Pygmy Shrew, as it is no bigger than the end of my thumb. They are always in a hurry, having to eat three times their weight in insects every 24 hrs or starve to death. Their hearts beat at 1200 bpm and they sleep only a minute or two at a time. Such a life!