The were shrew split from the shrew lizard to fill the niche of alpine hunter. To survive in the cold, it has evolved a thick layer of blubber. With no fur, this blubber does have to be very thick. This restricts its movements to an extent and means it cannot run at high speeds after its prey. Instead, it relies on two things to bring down its prey: ambush and a killer bite. The Were Shrew waits under snow or behind rocks until prey is within reach. It then rushes out and crushes the neck with its mouth. To communicate, these animals have evolved loud booming voices which they use to state territories and during the breeding season. They still have the pouch of their ancestor but their milk has become much richer, giving the young that bit more of an advantage against the temperature.
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