From Xplor for Kids
January 2020 Issue

Predator Vs. Prey

This issue: Short-Tailed Shrew vs. White-Footed Mouse

Big on Venom

If the shrew lands a bite, its venom can paralyze the larger mouse.

Escape Velocity

The mouse can run 8 feet per second and leap to escape a predator.

Burning Hunger

To keep from starving, the overamped little shrew must eat three times its body weight each day. No wonder it’s so fierce!

and the winner is…

It may be venomous, but the shrew has poor eyesight and a lousy sense of smell. The mouse dodges the shrew’s attack and leaps to safety. The mouse wins.

Also in this issue

Tent in the Snow

Winter Camping

Learn how to turn a snow day into a snowy sleepover.

Click Beetle

Hoppy Leap Year!

We’re jumping into this extra-long year by celebrating Missouri’s bounciest critters.

And More...

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This Issue's Staff:

Bonnie Chasteen
Les Fortenberry
Angie Daly Morfeld
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
David Stonner
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White

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