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Solenodontidae - solenodons

solenodonThere are two species in this family. They are found in Haiti and Cuba. Solendons are about a foot long and stout bodies; a large head; long, pointed snouts with bristles at the base; very small eyes; thick legs; and very large, clawed feet. It has yellowish-brown fur and a long hairless tail. Solenodons live in forests and woody areas and eats insects, worms, small reptiles, and plants. The solenodon has a poisonous bite! It has venom glands at the base of its lower second incisors. When a solenodon bites its prey, it injects it with venom!