On the Reservation, the short-tailed shrew was certainly the commonest, and probably by far the most important natural enemy.
However, it seems likely that many or all of them were inflicted by the short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda).
The groves of this tree provide favorable habitat for the opossum, short-tailed shrew, gray squirrel, and white-footed mouse.
The short-tailed shrew may be one of the major predators on the skink.
More voles and a short-tailed shrew were taken on later days.