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A group of Dwarf Mongooses in a termite mound in Tarangire National Park. The dwarf mongoose is smallest of the African mongooses and lives in large groups (usually 12-15, although in another spotting I saw closer to 20) that range as much as 75 acres of territory and inhabiting as many as 20 termite mounds that are used for shelter and look out stations.
Tarangire park termite mound
One of my favorite and (first really cool) spottings of the trip. Our guide spotted them at quite a distance and we snapped many photos that were barely of the "I saw this" quality. Then we moved closer and closer, with this guy popping out just as we were going to give up on them. Needless to say, we stayed a bit longer, even though some of the people in our group were wanting big 5's