TIL Arctic Shrews are solitary animals. One study showed that if you place two shrews in the same cage, one will be dead within days, even without showing any signs of injury by whatilearned January 16, 2022, 9:35 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_shrew#Behaviour What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AnimalsarcticcagedaysdeadinjuryPlaceshowedshowingShrewssignssolitarystudyTILToday I learned See more Previous article I once bought weed from the gas station Next article TIL a soldier won the Medal of Honor in part for becoming deafened, not realizing his crew was gone, driving into a town, driving OVER an enemy anti-tank gun, then “skillfully” sideswiped a large truck and overturned it, returning to friendly lines safely. 7 Comments Leave a Reply Rabbits can get so stressed they just drop dead. It’s strangely common among small mammals. The article specifically states these shrews have an insane metabolism. So my guess is they were so stressed from the close proximity either one burnt through all their calories and died, or had a stress induced heart attack. Log in to Reply Surely this just shows that shrews are either ninjas or have psychic powers and hate each other… Log in to Reply How do they decide which one? Log in to Reply One of the shrews: <guess I’ll die meme> Log in to Reply I believe I just found my spirit animal Log in to Reply Oh hell there’s two of us per square mile time to die Log in to Reply Soooooo how do they make baby shrews if they can’t be near each other? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.