I found this floating in my pond today. It is a drowned greater white toothed shrew. This photo is about twice life size as it appears on my screen.
Unfortunately my pond does not have very good exit points. I've tried to address this somewhat but obviously not successfully enough for such a tiny mammal to make good its escape. Hence a sad reminder more work is needed on this front by me and a useful pointer to bear in mind for any of you considering making a pond. Stuff needs to get out. Looking on the bright side as has been said many times sooner or later being a naturalist leads to corpses or crap and this at least shows that my grassy field and garden is home to a population of these brilliant little insectivorous mammals. I've considered some plans by which to get photos of a live one. Time will tell if I can pull this off.