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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.<br />
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 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! :) Geotagged,Grey Mongoose,Herpestes edwardsii,India,Indian grey Mongoose,Winter,adhocphotographer,bandipur,john rowell,karnataka Click/tap to enlarge

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! :)

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  1. Oooops... i miss identified this one, it is a Grey not a ruddy. I forgot about the tail. How can i change the ID? Posted 7 years ago
    1. Sorry guys... I am will dig out the Ruddy mongoose shot i have tonight when i'm back from work! Posted 7 years ago
      1. No worries. To change a species ID, you must delete the current species ID by clicking the red X under the photo. I have done this for you already! ID away my friend! Posted 7 years ago
        1. Thanks... Going to have to dig up my other mongoose pics tonight! ;) Posted 7 years ago
          1. Sounds good! Posted 7 years ago

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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

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by JohnR
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Uploaded Jan 28, 2015. Captured Jan 23, 2014 13:14 in Bandipur National Park, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/6.3
  • 1/250s
  • ISO100
  • 400mm