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Submitted by Stomper Teck Koon
Stomper Teck Koon was amused to find two shrews in the midst of an energetic fight at Kim Keat Palm Market and Food Centre in Toa Payoh on Apr 4.
He shared a video of the two mammals hopping and jumping at one another in a fight that is almost dance-like.
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"They are cute but are also pests in the market," said the Stomper.
Often mistaken for rodents, shrews are mole-like small mammals that are harmless to humans and eat insects like cockroaches.
What's the difference between a rat and a shrew? Check out a comparison below.
Classified as rodents
Classified as insectivores
Sharper and more distinctive snout
Pointed teeth and tiny eyes that are almost invisible
Have long, sparsely furred tails
Tails are shorter with a bit more fur
Strong sense of smell and exceptional eyesight
Weak sense of smell and vision
Live in communities and band together
Prefer to live alone except during breeding season