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Slender Mongoose - Taking a bite at Life A young Slender Mongoose displays its pearly whites in an attempt to encourage the photographer to feed it.    In areas of extreme &quot;wilderness&quot;, or where animals do not really know humans, their interactions can be hilarious.  The same accounts within areas and with wildlife where interactions are common.<br />
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It is never advised to feed wildlife as it creates a dependency and a habit within the species or animal.  In this case, however, the opposite is true.  This mongoose has never seen a human before, I am sure, as I was in the deepest of the deepest wilderness areas.  Still, hilarious consequences come at any moment.  Be prepared, always.  Africa,Galerella sanguinea,Namibia,Slender mongoose,adorable,beautiful,canine,color,coloration,copper,cute,fantastic,free,funny,hilarious,humor,life,mammal,mongoose,nature Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Slender Mongoose - Taking a bite at Life

A young Slender Mongoose displays its pearly whites in an attempt to encourage the photographer to feed it. In areas of extreme "wilderness", or where animals do not really know humans, their interactions can be hilarious. The same accounts within areas and with wildlife where interactions are common.

It is never advised to feed wildlife as it creates a dependency and a habit within the species or animal. In this case, however, the opposite is true. This mongoose has never seen a human before, I am sure, as I was in the deepest of the deepest wilderness areas. Still, hilarious consequences come at any moment. Be prepared, always.

    comments (9)

  1. That's fantastic - both the picture and the reaction! Not sure I'd want to be on receiving end of those teeth! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks for the comment Stuart. Yes, these guys can inflict some serious pain with those needle sharp teeth. Have a few more shots from the same subject, which I will submit within the next few days. Hope you like them too. Posted 2 years ago
      1. You're welcome! I look forward to seeing your other pictures :) Posted 2 years ago
  2. What a way to return, missed your shots! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Oh my, what beautiful words. Thanks, and very, very glad to be back. Posted 2 years ago
  3. What a superb moment captured. Too Good. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot Sunil, appreciated. Posted 2 years ago
  4. excellent shot Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you very much. Posted 2 years ago

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The slender mongoose , also known as the black-tipped mongoose or the black-tailed mongoose, is a very common species of mongoose of sub-Saharan Africa.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Aug 5, 2015. Captured Jul 21, 2015 15:55 in Omusati, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/6.3
  • 1/166s
  • ISO400
  • 403mm