Finally posting these pictures from last Summer. We found this little guy running back and forth across the driveway--bouncing off the thick grass edge, reversing, and running the opposite diretion. He/she did this several times while I was putting on thick, pink gloves, so I could catch him--and relocate him. Temporarily, he got dumped in the lawn clippings.
So, here he is in an empty bag during transport:
Thought he was a mole at first, or a vole: but in fact, I think due it's pointy nose, this is a small shrew? SUPER cute! OMG--look at those little feet and that eye. I know he was scared and I feel badly about it--but we needed to move him away from the lawn mower.
And here he/she is, being released in a safer area:
Run, buddy! Be safe!