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Ruddy mongoose! I knew i had a pic of this fella somewhere! I will keep looking for a better shot, but not a bad record shot! :) Bandipur,Geotagged,Herpestes smithii,India,Ruddy Mongoose,Winter,adhocphotographer,india,john rowell,karnataka Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Ruddy mongoose!

I knew i had a pic of this fella somewhere! I will keep looking for a better shot, but not a bad record shot! :)

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  1. I had no idea about the species, looks like the black tip on the tail gives it away? Posted 7 years ago
    1. The black tip and the way it walks with that tip elevated pointing upwards. Posted 7 years ago

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The ruddy mongoose is a species of mongoose found in hill forests of peninsular India and Sri Lanka. This mongoose along with the striped-necked mongoose are the only mongoose species endemic to India and Sri Lanka.

The ruddy mongoose is a very closely related to Indian grey mongoose, but distinguished by its slightly larger size and black tipped tail extending for 2 to 3 inches at the distal end. There are two sub-species of this mongoose, ''H. smithii smithii'' in India, and ''H. smithii.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by JohnR
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Uploaded Jan 29, 2015. Captured Jan 21, 2014 13:17 in Bandipur National Park, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/6.3
  • 1/400s
  • ISO1600
  • 200mm