29th July 2013
Found only on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, the Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) is a large, shrew-like, endangered insectivore. Though its normal diet consists of insects and worms, it may also eat small lizards and various types of vegetation depending on what is available to it. Its bite is laced with poison that can be used to stun prey or for a defense mechanism.
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Found only on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, the Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) is a large, shrew-like, endangered insectivore. Though its normal diet consists of insects and worms, it may also eat small lizards and various types of vegetation depending on what is available to it. Its bite is laced with poison that can be used to stun prey or for a defense mechanism.

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