Preservation of the least shrew.

By Jake Berg

Why should it be preserved.

The least shrew is one of the smallest mammals growing up to only 3 inches long. Cute right? Well this little guy is in the "threatened" category when it comes to preserving him.

These little guys eat spiders. I don't think you want an abundance of spiders crawling around. These little guys are pretty smart too, when attacking something larger like a frog or a praying mantis it will go for the legs crippling it. The main reason we should keep these little guys is pest control although if you see one don't pick him up, he is equipped with venom that is not fatal to humans but will swell and hurt for a few days.