Insectivores are small mammals (shrews and moles) with short, dense fur, five clawed toes on each foot, and small eyes and ears.  They ears are usually hidden beneath the fur, yet in many species hearing is quite acute.  As the name implies, insectivores eat many insects and their larvae, however, they also eat many other invertebrates.  They are land-dwellers, burrowers, and some spend much of their life in water.


Shrews - Family Soricidae

Northern Short-tailed Shrew Southern Short-tailed ShrewNorth American Least Shrew 
Smokey Shrew American Pygmy Shrew Southeastern Shrew 


Moles - Family Talpidae

Eastern Mole