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This is a small and agile mongoose that's also known as the Javan gold-spotted mongoose. I was lucky to get any shots of it. It was darting around a mound of lava rocks in a well-visited park.
Its native range is in South Asia. It prefers dry forests and scrub lands and generally doesn't occur at altitudes higher than 3000 feet.
IUCN ranks the small Asian mongoose as one of the world's top 100 invasive species.