Saturday, September 17, 2016

Indian Grey Mongoose at Gir

In Gir Sanctuary went for Safari in an open jeep and we could see animals going around the forest. We spotted the Indian Grey Mangoose in the mud tracks in the forest.




This is a medium-sized animal that is around 40 cm in length that is yellowish grey in colour with a lighter underside. It has darker feet. The length of the tail equals to the body length with red tail tip.


             
It is commonly seen in open forests, scrublands and cultivated fields. It's home is burrows, hedgerows, groves of trees. It's diet mainly comprises of rodents, snakes, lizards and variety of invertebrates.



13 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Nice clicks

Denise inVA said...

Wonderful photos of this very interesting animal.

Christine said...

Very astute little critters with a beautiful fur coat!

Tom said...

Occasionally I see Mongoose on Maui.

sandyland said...

fantastic thanks never seen before

carol l mckenna said...

Fascinating animals and neat photos ~

Wishing you happy days ~ ^_^

Jeevan said...

Nice capture and details on the species!

Ela said...

Wow !! Beautiful animals !!
Greetings

NatureFootstep said...

now, that´s a critter I have not seen before. The coloring made me think...bird.. until I saw it wasn´t.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting creatures.....great shots!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute critters! That must have been a great experience.

Shubhangi Kumbhar said...

Wonderfully captured.

magiceye said...

Amazing creatures, well clicked!