They are found in eastern Canada and northeastern U.S.
They live in forests and meadows in dry soil.
They have soft, dark fur and a short tail. They have tiny eyes, no visible ears and a relatively short, pink nose. They have sharp claws for digging.
They live alone (solitary) digging shallow tunnels and coming above ground at night to feed.
They eat earthworms, insects, spiders, centipedes and some plant matter (roots and tubers).
They are eaten by owls, foxes, snakes, bullfrogs and house pets (cats and dogs).
Females are pregnant for 4-6 weeks (gestation) and give birth to a litter of about 4-5 tiny, hairless young in the spring.
Species: P. breweri
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