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Asian House Shrew v Collared Owlet
Asian House Shrew - Suncus murinus
The Asian house shrew (Suncus murinus) grey musk shrew, Asian musk shrew, or money shrew is a widespread, adaptable species of shrew found mainly in South Asia but introduced widely throughout Asia and eastern Africa. It is a large shrew with a strong musk smell. It is related to the Etruscan shrew. The house shrew has a uniform, short, dense fur of mid-grey to brownish-grey color. The tail is thick at the base and a bit narrower at the tip, and is covered with a few long, bristle-like hairs that are thinly scattered. They have short legs with five clawed toes. They have small external ears and an elongated snout. They also emit a strong odor of musk, derived from musk glands that are sometimes visible on each side of the body. The odor is especially noticeable during the breeding season. Like all shrews, the Asian house shrew is plantigrade and long-nosed. The teeth are a series of sharp points to poke holes in insect exoskeletons. It is the largest of the shrew species, weighing between 50 and 100 g and being about 15 cm long from snout to tip of the tail. 

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Collared Owlet - Glaucidium brodiei
The collared owlet (Glaucidium brodiei), also known as the collared pygmy owl, is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. Its natural habitat is submontane and montane forests with open spaces and is distributed throughout oriental Asia. It is the smallest owl in Asia, at 15 cm (5.9 in) and 60 g (2.1 oz). Compared to other owls in the genus Glaucidium, the collared owlet is most active during daylight. Few studies has precisely identified the exact diet of the collared owlet, but we can presume that it is similar to the diet of its closest relative, the jungle owlet. The jungle owlet is seen to prey on small mammals such as house mice, little Indian field mice, brown spiny mice and white-toothed pygmy shrews; reptiles such as skinks; birds; amphibians and many invertebrates.

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(07-17-2019, 03:58 PM)Oberonjpr Wrote: Collared owlet vs Asian House Shrew
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The owlet will win.Not only is it immune to odor but it also will consider the shrew its prey. On land it might be different but the owl certainly wins in an aerial assault.
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On land the shrew is more agile and the owlet has to be careful to the shrew's bite because it is venomous. I don't say the owlet cannot win on land however
The owl's talons will definitely make short work of the shrew they moment it gets a grip.
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