The Egyptian mongoose has a long body with short limbs, which resembles a reptile when looking from a distance. They have a shaggy coat that is grizzled gray with bands of pale and dark hair, while the underparts are paler.
They are most active during the day; however, sometimes, they are also active at night. They usually forage during the early morning or late afternoon, feeding on small mammals, snakes, birds, frogs, toads, crabs, fishes, insects, fruits, and occasionally dead animals. They also particularly love eggs. They eat the eggs by throwing them between the hind limbs to break the egg against something hard such as a wall or a rock.
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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