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Indian gray mongoose

Herpestes edwardsii

Description:

The Indian grey mongoose or common grey mongoose, is 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. Body length: 36–45 cm (14-17 inches) Tail length: 45 cm (17 inches), weight: 0.9-1.7 kg (2-4 lb). Males are significantly larger than the females. Mongooses can see colours, unlike most mammals, which have only partial colour vision.

Habitat:

Spotted inside IIM Trichy campus, Tamilnadu.


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Nidhin Basheer
Spotted by
Nidhin Basheer

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 10.76, Long: 78.81

Spotted on Dec 14, 2016
Submitted on Dec 14, 2016

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