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Mongoose

Discussion in 'Birds' started by snakeman, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. snakeman

    snakeman

    Feb 26, 2006
    UK
    Took these at a wildlife park the other day.We had access behind the scenes and personal tour from the head of the reptile department.Great day out,anyway here some of the mongoose

    DSC_0130.
    NIKON D200    ---    210mm    f/5.0    1/250s    ISO 250


    DSC_0147.
    NIKON D200    ---    195mm    f/4.5    1/160s    ISO 250


    DSC_0128.
    NIKON D200    ---    195mm    f/4.5    1/250s    ISO 250


    DSC_0158.
    NIKON D200    ---    125mm    f/4.5    1/160s    ISO 250


    DSC_0127.
    NIKON D200    ---    195mm    f/4.0    1/200s    ISO 250
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    This is why there are no snakes in St Croix.
    Bunches down there. They stay quite hidden though and was not able to get a good shot of them.
    Thanks for posting. Nice pics
    We called them St Croix squirrels
     
  3. snakeman

    snakeman

    Feb 26, 2006
    UK
    Thanks for looking Gale and also the info..
     
  4. snakeman

    snakeman

    Feb 26, 2006
    UK
    These are yellow mongoose from South Africa..
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Stuart,
    Years ago they imported these animals to do away with rodents. However they did not realize they were not nocturnal animals and they rid the island of all the snakes and still have the rodents:>)))
     
  6. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Great shots! Really captured the spirit of the animal.
     
  7. Wow, those are some serious looking teeth! :eek: 
     
  8. snakeman

    snakeman

    Feb 26, 2006
    UK
    Cheers all..yep certainly wouldn't fancy getting bit by one!
     
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