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Mongoose
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Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 1 N: 636] (3124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-22
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-27 12:04
Viewed: 3267
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo in March when my brother Carl (Jakkals), his wife, my younger sister and I went for a day visit to the Kruger National Park.

Enjoy and comments are welcome.

The word "mongoose" is derived from the Marathi name mungus (मुंगूस) (pronounced as [muŋɡuːs]), perhaps ultimately from Dravidian (cf.Telugu mungeesa (ముంగిస), Kannada mungisi (ಮುಂಗಿಸಿ)). The form of the English name (since 1698) was altered to its "-goose" ending byfolk-etymology. It has no etymological connection with the word goose. The plural form is mongooses, or, rarely, mongeese. It has also been spelled "mungoose"
Mongooses mostly feed on insects, crabs, earthworms, lizards, snakes, birds, and rodents. However, they also eat eggs and carrion.
The Indian gray mongoose and others are well known for their ability to fight and kill venomous snakes, particularly cobras. They are adept at such tasks due to their agility, thick coats, and acetylcholine receptors, which render them resistant or immune to snake venom. However, they typically avoid the cobra and have no particular affinity for consuming its meat.
Some species can learn simple tricks. They can be domesticated and are kept as pets to control vermin. However, they can be more destructive than desired; when imported into the West Indies to kill rats and snakes, they destroyed most of the small, ground-based fauna. For this reason, it is illegal to import most species of mongooses into the United States, Australia, and other countries. Mongooses were introduced to Hawaii in 1883, and have had a significant negative effect on native species.

Source: Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

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Hallo Natley
great sharpness composition with beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-27 12:19]

Hello Natley,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this Mongoose in beautiful sunlight and a fine composition.
Enjoy the weekend,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6568 W: 89 N: 15654] (65467)
  • [2013-09-27 14:02]

Hi Natley,a very lucky meeting and a great capture in the best light,spectacular details and colors in the best exposure,a nice specie not often seen on TN,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Natley
照的很清晰 很漂亮的動物
毛有這光澤很美 眼睛明亮 動作可愛
構圖美麗
謝謝分享
STONE

Hello Natley! Nice to see a new photo from you!
Beautiful animal and great photo! Nice pose, very good composition, fantastic lighting and impressive sharpness!
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2013-09-28 1:42]

I like it. Congratulation!

Hello Natley,
Beautiful picture.Nice to see this specie which is common specie in our area too.Well POV with good colour and sharpness.Like its eye which is reflecting her curiosity.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,
Srikumar

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-28 5:04]

Hello Natley,
Love the vivid attitude of the Mongoose you caught so well on this picture. The light-management was excellent, composition and framing of the shot well chosen. Always interesting to see such animals in the wild.
Kind regards
Anne

Hallo Natley
It is really great to see a posting with your name on it in the gallery. I love the natural sunlight in this image. This is a great shot with a special mood to it. The alert curious look on its face and the pose are well seen and captured. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-10-25 20:36]

Impresionante foco en esta hermosa mangosta, bella pose has captado, Natley. La composición y encuadre es óptima. Gracias por compartir tu obra.
Desde Argentina,
saludos de Hernán Bortondello

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