Dwarf mongoose

By ColleenA
Good morning.....
Thank you so much for the great response to my spider and to Cathy and Stan (Holmewood) for my UA so chuffed.
Some more images of the Dwarf Mongoose we came across sunning themselves in the early morning sunshine. This is one of the little youngsters peering out from between his siblings. It was so hard to choose which one to lead with as they are all cute images..Grin
They are common in areas that have termite mounds. The group inhabit a burrow and make use of the termite mounds for this. They live in groups up to 20 individuals and they consist of a dominant pair. Nearby they will make a communal latrine. Dwarf mongoose have a small home range that they mark with secretions from their anal and check glands. Within this range they will have many dens that they can run to for safety. Predators include birds of prey, snakes and other larger predators...

Rob would like to thank all of you for the concern and well wishes during his stay in hospital. He is home and we went for a lovely walk to the sea wall where I took my sunset images from last week.
Have a nice day....

Tags: Dwarf mongoose Wildlife and nature


NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 7:06AM
Thanks for sharing your knowledge and four wonderful images of this ever-so cute creature Coleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 7:09AM
Nathan is right, this little chap has cornered the market for 'cute' today, delightful. V2 for me.
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
8 Apr 2014 7:12AM
Brilliant little creatures - good mini series!
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 7:12AM
Some delightful images and love their colour. Glad to hear Rob is ok. Smile
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 7:18AM
Such a cutie.....
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
8 Apr 2014 7:22AM
What an enchanting little fella, Colleen, and super captures of him. Carol
8 Apr 2014 7:37AM
A very informative write up to accompany these wonderful images, Colleen!
Glad that Rob is up and about, now!Smile

JohnoP 14 2
8 Apr 2014 8:20AM
What great little characters Colleen! V2 for me today. Glad Rob is back at home. Smile John
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 8:27AM
Excellent image of this cute little mongoose Colleen.

brandish 6 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 8:51AM
Nice series,V2 being by far the best in my humble opinion.Your narrative as always is excellent,thank you Colleen.
Fine captures, Colleen; particularly I like best v2.
ali63 7 785 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 8:58AM
Great captures, so happy to hear your life is getting back to normal, don't let Rob over do things, enjoy your day Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
8 Apr 2014 8:59AM
Excellent set Colleen, V2 also my favourite,
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 9:01AM
Once again excellent narrative to accoumpany these great pictures. Wll done Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
8 Apr 2014 9:33AM
V1 for me Colleen, how wonderful these shots are, great information too, I love to see your photos and read the write up too, hope everything is going ok, and thank you too, yes power is back on for a while anyway GrinGrinGrin
10 10 10 England
8 Apr 2014 10:00AM
Four lovely captures Colleen. Glad Rob is doing OK - take things one step at a time.Grin
8 Apr 2014 10:03AM
Excellent capture

sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 10:42AM
superb series it might be a dwarf one but they are so vicious and are a real match for a snake
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
8 Apr 2014 10:48AM
V2 for me Colleen, they are very attractive !!!
8 Apr 2014 10:50AM
Super lovely Kääpiö Mangusti kuvia (this is in Finnish) . V4 is my favorite , but they are all touching and moving! --- Very beautifully done , Colleen! --- Jukka.
DilysT 9 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 11:30AM
Gorgeous light & lovely photos. Don't know why but I can't see the write up people are talking about?
DilysT 9 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 11:32AM
Ohhh sorry it's appeared now! My iPad being painfully slow with Anglesey Internet 😳 xx
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 12:32PM
Super set Colleen, so cute and a great write upSmile

8 Apr 2014 12:48PM
a very inquisitive little fello brought a smile

capto Plus
7 6.0k 13 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 1:08PM
A very lovely set.Smile

Bantu 6 7 1 India
8 Apr 2014 1:23PM
Really very cute capture.

ColleenA Plus
7 441 6 Australia
8 Apr 2014 1:32PM

Quote:A very inquisitive little fello brought a smile

I decided not to mention their breeding habits today Graham...Grin
8 Apr 2014 3:04PM
Another great set of images Colleen. Glad your other half is on the mend.

Mary Grin
Stunning set of images, Colleen.
Glad to hear Rob is making steady progress.

8 Apr 2014 3:27PM
Amazing set of images of this really cute creature, Colleen.
8 Apr 2014 3:53PM
What a cute fellow Colleen, great set of images..Lin
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
8 Apr 2014 3:53PM
V2-- point of focus is well chosen-- a cute little one!
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
8 Apr 2014 4:17PM
Excellent closeup images Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
8 Apr 2014 4:29PM
Irresistible and so cute.
8 Apr 2014 4:40PM
four wonderful images, excellent info
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 5:26PM
Cracking images Colleen. Good to know Rob is on the mend.
8 Apr 2014 5:51PM
Fabulous captures Colleen! Great work as always!
8 Apr 2014 6:09PM
A lovely little set Colleen, V4 my fav', and far less scary than Spiders !

John Smile
SlowSong Plus
11 8.5k 30 England
8 Apr 2014 6:18PM
So cute.
8 Apr 2014 6:30PM
Delightful selection of images.

mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
8 Apr 2014 6:59PM
Beautiful Colleen, super cute little chap.

Good to hear your Angel has returned home Smile

Jenny-D 10 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2014 8:51PM
So very cute ! Lovely images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
8 Apr 2014 8:54PM
Lovely ''rusty'' colours Colleen.
Super set.
8 Apr 2014 9:15PM
Brilliant set Colleen and such good news about Rob. Cathy
Franko59 8 3 2 England
8 Apr 2014 9:58PM
Smashing set of images with the feel good factor about them!Smile
What a sweet little creature, I particularly V2 image Grin
BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2014 3:53PM
Superb set with V2 being my fav. Glad your hubby is on the mendWinkGrin
Bravdo 11 17 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2014 6:02PM
A great series and deserving of all the great comments and awards.

10 Apr 2014 12:19AM
Cracking set of images colleen Smile
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 2:55AM
Trully beautiful creature. Well shot and I like the light and the pose in V2 and V4!
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
17 Apr 2014 11:02PM
A delightful set of images, love v2 where he looks really bright eyed and alert

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