Similarly the dull coloration of the two sets of animals is very possibly procryptic and serves to hide both shrews and squirrels from enemies.
A number of small mammals will also now be present, including shrews (left ), voles and mice.
The otter shrews are also found in West and central Africa.
Only a few animals are common to the entire country, such as the hare (Lepus timidus) and the weasel; although certain others may be added if the high mountain region be left out of consideration, such as the squirrel, fox and various shrews.
Animals include beech martens, wildcats, genets, badgers, wild boar and common, pygmy and Etruscan shrews.