Fast Facts: Shrews – Part IV

Carl Kerby

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

We’ve been talking about one of nature’s most unknown, venomous killers – the shrew. This tiny mammal has enough venom to kill two hundred mice and is so quick on the attack that it can take down a creature ten times its size. 

Like humans, the shrew’s teeth wear down as it grows, but, unlike us, it has a gland that creates a cocktail of venom and saliva in every bite.

Once it has pounced on its prey, which even includes a large garter snake, it will bite down just enough to paralyze its victim so it can make a meal of it.

The gross, but cool thing is that the shrew can keep the animal paralyzed and hoarded away for a late night snack.  Sin, unfortunately, has certainly destroyed planet earth.

Aren’t you glad that God made the shrew so small that its bite won’t hurt humans? We’ll talk more about God’s design of the shrew next time. 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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