Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg A shrew was seen chasing a cockroach down and eating it in an urban area in Singapore. Two photos of the rodent helping to get rid of a common household pest was put up on the Singapore Wildlife Sightings Facebook group on Oct. 15. According to the post, the shrew only caught the cockroach after a long chase around the lift lobby. The person who witnessed what happened had to stop a passerby from getting in the way and letting nature take its course. The post’s caption said in the end the shrew managed to catch hold of the cockroach and promptly chewed its head off. Such photos showing a shrew in a well-lit enclosed area are quite rare, as these rodents tend to remain outdoors and move about mostly in the dark. Not a rat Shrews are not rats. The insectivore can be differentiated from a rat by its pointed snout, its shorter thicker tail, and smaller eyes. Unlike rats, shrews are insectivores and do humans a great favour by managing the cockroach population in urban areas. Shrews feed on seeds, insects, including cockroaches and crickets, and worms in leaf… Read full this story
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