The Eurasian Water Shrew

Image of Neomys fodiens

Neomys fodiens, also known as the Eurasian water shrew, is a very interesting organism. The Eurasian water shrew is a solitary organism found along the banks of many streams and rivers in various parts of Europe and China. This organism may seem cute, but it secretes a venomous neurotoxin in its salivary glands, which helps to immobilize its prey item. This organism is very unique in the sense that it is one of the few venomous mammals that we know of. To find out more about the Eurasian water shrew, start with its classification.


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