Fast Facts: Shrews – Part III

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope! I’m Carl Kerby.

There are over 385 kinds of shrews. It’s remarkable to see the variety and perfect design features each one has…

The long-tailed shrew, which is found in cool, moist, rocky forests, uses its long tail to balance its incredibly long snout as it climbs and sniffs around in crevices.

The otter-like tail on the African giant shrew moves from side to side as it swims.

The short-tailed North American shrew can burrow and climb nearly six feet in the trees. Not bad, considering it’s only three inches long and only weighs about one ounce.

The most impressive, though, has to be the marsh shrew. It can run, swim and even walk on water! How can that be? God gave it stiff hair on its hind legs which traps air bubbles, allowing it to quickly glide across the water surface for almost five feet.

Our time’s up for today so we’ll talk more about this fascinating creature in the next Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. Until then… stay bold!

Karl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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