F-7.1 @ 1/200 - Taken in San Antonio, TX
In India the mongoose is popular as a pet because they will kill the venomous snakes, even cobras. They are lightening fast and cunning in avoiding the bites of the animals but generally donít consume the meat.
Mongoose will live in a great variety of habitat, including forest, savannah, desert and semi desert. When I lived on the Big Isle of Hawaii we had several mongoose living in our backyard.