The Lesser white-toothed shrew (Crocidura suaveolens) is not found in mainland Britain.  It is, however, present in the Channel Islands, on Jersey and Sark, as well as being found in mainland Europe.

The "Scilly Shrew" is insectivorous (eating beetles, worms and sandhoppers) and can often be heard, if not seen, around the coast as they emit a soft, continuous twittering while foraging or exploring.  If startled or alarmed they can produce a sharp squeak.


With thanks for the use of Scilly Shrew Image © Murray Guy