this week’s top word in my trapper keeper ultra keeper futura s 2000 is “wasserspitzmaus” (eurasian water shrew, neomys fodiens).
that’s because i am helping catch one (alive), and the traps need to be inspected several times a day.
the water shrew is one of the very few venomous mammals that live in central europe. with its saliva, it can kill animals that are as big as a mouse!
stay tuned for more.