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common grey mongoose

Herpestes edwardsii

Description:

The Indian grey mongoose, or common grey mongoose, is a medium sized tawny or yellowish grey with a lighter underside, darker feet (this separates it from the syntopic Small Asian Mongoose), and dark red tail tip. They have a reddish tint to their heads. Their tail length equals their body length

Habitat:

mainly found in southern Asia mainly India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and some other parts of Asia. The gray 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 but wary, seldom venturing far from cover

Notes:

It is found in areas abundant with snakes.

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sriyaprasanna
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sriyaprasanna

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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