Palatability and antipredator behavior of selected Rana to (he shrew Blarina
Sayornis phoebe 1 Robin Turdus migratorius 2 Turkey vulture Cathartes aura 4 House wren Troglodytes aedon 4 Downy woodpecker Picoides pubescens 6 Unknown Passerine 2 Mammals Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana 0 Northern short-tailed shrew Blarina
brevicauda 2 Striped skunk Mephitis mephitis 0 Long-tailed weasel/stoat Mustela frenata/erminea 0 Fisher Martes pennanti 3 House cat Felis catus 1 Raccoon Procyon lotor 0 Deer mouse/white-footed mouse cf.
Chromosomal variation in the southern short-tailed shrew (Blarina
Results reflected the presence of 1 species of opossum (Virginia Opossum, Didelphis virginiana), 1 species of shrew (Northern Short-tailed Shrew, Blarina
brevicauda), 1 species of mole (Eastern Mole, Scalopus aquaticus), and 6 species of bats (Gray Myotis, Myotis grisescens; Northern Myotis, Myotis septentrionalis; Tri-colored Bat, Perimyotis subflavus; Big Brown Bat, Eptesicus fuscus; Eastern Red Bat, Lasiurus borealis; and Evening Bat, Nycticeius humeralis).
It is not known if the "shoulder glands" were distinct entities, or anterior "lateral glands." Lateral and ventral scent glands have been reported from the short-tailed shrew, Blarina
brevicauda (Pearson 1946), and the salivary gland or glands of the shrew were described in Pearson (1942).
brevicauda, the short-tailed shrew of eastern North America, the benefits of venom are well documented, says Joseph Merritt of the University of Pittsburgh's ecological-research station in Linesville, Pa.
leucopus represented 94% of total captures (65 of 69), with other species including Microtus pennsylvanicus, Zapus hudsonius, and Blarina
These species include Bufo americanus and Pseudacris crucifer (a toad and a frog), Blarina
brevicauda and Sorex cinereus (shrews), Myotis cf.
Vulnerability of acorn weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and attractiveness of weevils and infested Quercus alba acorns to Peromycus leucopus and Blarina
Additional species captured included Glaucomys volans, Neotoma alleghensi s, Clethrionomys gapperi, Microtus pinetorum, Blarina
brevicauda, and Sorex fumeus.
In addition, there were 307 short-tailed shrew (Blarina
brevicauda) and 8 meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) captures.
Mammalian predators (Mustela erminea, Blarina
brevicauda, Procyon lotor, and Mephitis mephitis) were removed from control and removal grids whenever caught.
We classified each prey into size classes based on mass with <1 kg as "small" (S), 1-6 kg as "medium" (M), and >6 kg considered "large" (L) Taxa Common name Size Mammalia Artiodactyla Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed deer L Soricomorpha Sorex cinereus Masked shrew S Blarina
brevicauda Short-tailed shrew S Lagomorpha Sylvilagus spp.
An assessment of haplotype diversity in the southern short-tailed shrew (Blarina
Of the total animals captured, 23 were non-mouse species, including 10 Eastern Chipmunks (Tamias striatus), nine Northern Short-tailed Shrews (Blarina
brevicauda), and four Red Squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus).