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Taste of Life - Natural Humor A Slender Mongoose licks its mouth after displaying its teeth to the photographer (submitted in an earlier post).  This specific subject was quite the poser and waited around for a good while, posing in all positions.  <br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/31930/slender_mongoose_-_taking_a_bite_at_life.html" title="Slender Mongoose - Taking a bite at Life"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2011/31930_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1551312010&Signature=JkSUZCQO84IcJ%2Fr%2FDUf2at6CM4I%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="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" /></a></figure><br />
The same Mongoose, just prior to licking its lips.   Galerella sanguinea,Geotagged,Namibia,Slender mongoose,Winter,adorable,animal,beautiful,cute,funny,hilarious,humor,lick,mammal,scavenger,tongue,wild,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge

Taste of Life - Natural Humor

A Slender Mongoose licks its mouth after displaying its teeth to the photographer (submitted in an earlier post). This specific subject was quite the poser and waited around for a good while, posing in all positions.

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.<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

The same Mongoose, just prior to licking its lips.

    comments (3)

  1. Ha - I can imagine it saying "I'm beautiful....look at my teeth!" Posted 3 years ago
    1. For sure, a beauty with teeth. What a scary thought. Thanks for commenting. Posted 3 years ago
  2. Beautiful picture:-)! Such a cute and adorable animal. Posted 3 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 7, 2015. Captured Jul 21, 2015 15:55 in Omusati, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/6.3
  • 1/166s
  • ISO400
  • 403mm