Grey Mongoose... the road side preditor
Like most mongooses, the Grey mongoose also likes to eat snakes... it is commonly seen on the road side hunting for road-kill or waiting for snakes to bask on the road in the morning light.
It might also be the case that they are most often seen on the road/roadside, because we are not often in bushes, and of the ease of visibility! :)
The Indian grey mongoose or common grey mongoose is a species of mongoose mainly found in southern Asia mainly India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and some other parts of Asia. In North Indian languages it is called ''Nevalaa''. The grey mongoose is commonly found in open forests, scrublands and cultivated fields, often close to human habitation. It lives in burrows, hedgerows and thickets, among groves of trees, taking shelter under rocks or bushes and even in drains. It is very bold and inquisitive.. more