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Dwarf Mongoose

By tommyld
The common dwarf mongoose is a typical mongoose: it has a large pointed head, small ears, a long tail, short limbs, and long claws. The species can be distinguished from other mongooses by its size. It is much smaller than most other species (18 to 28 cm, 210 to 350 grams); in fact, it is Africa's smallest carnivore. The soft fur is very variable in colour,The common dwarf mongoose is primarily found in dry grassland, open forests, and bush land, up to 2,000 meters in altitude. It is especially common in areas with many termite mounds, their favorite sleeping place. The species avoids dense forests and deserts. The common dwarf mongoose can also be found in the surroundings of settlements, and can become quite tame, The soft fur is very variable in color, ranging from yellowish red to very dark brown. The species ranges from East to southern Central Africa, from Eritrea and Ethiopia to the Transvaal in South Africa.

Tags: Wildlife Pets and captive animals

Voters: LynneJoyce, nicedayout, Alan_Baseley and 23 more


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LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 5:36PM
Beautiful creature really well portrayed here.

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fentiger 18 920 24 England
22 Jul 2012 6:25PM
What a seemingly cute little animal this appears. Well timed and composed with pin sharp detail.

Albert
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
22 Jul 2012 6:38PM
Lovely pose.....SmileSmile
bagman 8 65 United States
22 Jul 2012 7:41PM
Wonderful image of this little fellow.Very nicely detailed.
Frank.
23 Jul 2012 12:51AM
Great shot Tommy.

David

Nice to see you uploading again.
Ray42 11 3 England
23 Jul 2012 5:41PM
A great shot excellent detail around the head
moiral 9 12 Scotland
24 Jul 2012 8:01AM
Beautifully posed for this great capture Tommy. Moira
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 5:29PM
Great shot, excellent detail and lovely eye catchlight.
Carole
1881 7 India
2 Aug 2012 8:00PM
super +
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