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Monday, August 27, 2018

The Mongoose

The mongoose is a small mammal with a huge amount of courage. They are the "security system" for many smaller mammals, such as ground squirrels, against the some of the deadliest snakes in the world. Black mambas, king cobras and others meet their match when coming upon a mongoose. Mongooses have lightening fast reflexes, extremely sharp teeth and an immunity to snake venom. However, the immunity is limited, so mongooses have to stay very alert when in a battle, usually with a snake two to three times it's size. The snake and the mongoose are both each other's prey and predator. Survival for the mongoose depends on staying alert at all times, and never hesitating to make the right choice in battle.
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Banded mongoose family groups are close-knit