Herpestes – Slender mongooses

Mongooses might stand effortlessly on their hind limbs while holding items of their choice in their hands

The savage species with short legs, small ears, pointed noses, and long furry tails looks fierce. The color of the fur between species varies from shades of gray and brown, along with flecks of lighter gray. Moreover, the markings on legs and tails also help to tell one species apart from another.

One thing common in most agile mongoose species is the ability to tackle venomous snakes, neutralizing the effect of their poison. They are often artificially introduced in some habitats to balance the snake or lizard population hence significant contributors to the ecosystem. Burrows and holes made by other animals are their favorite spot to spend free time.