Saturday, October 6, 2012

Checkered Elephant Shrew

This is a very odd looking animal that came our way. A Checkered Elephant Shrew!

This animal can be handled without my special gloves, as it will not bite. But I did find out that his four figures are very sharp and can brake the skin.

They have a great pattern on their back. Three to four black stripes with white spots.

I thought that they eat through their nose, (silly me) but soon found out that there is a small mouth underneath his nose where a long tongue comes out like a dog to drink!