African striped weasel is one of the most petite mammalian carnivores in Africa. They have long and sleek bodies with short legs. Their body coat is primarily black, with a thick, white stripe on the back leading to the top of the head. The tail is bushy and completely white.
This animal is a nocturnal hunter that preys on birds, reptiles, and small mammals. They hunt mainly by scent, attacking the target with a sudden lunge and striking at the back of the neck. Then they finish it with a killing blow by kicking the prey and whipping their bodies.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No