Small Indian Mongoose

Small Indian Mongoose (Herpestes javanicus)


The body of Small Indian Mongoose is slender and the head is elongated with a pointed snout. The length of the head and body is 509–671 millimetres. The ears are short. They have five toed feet with long claws. Genders differ in size with males having a wider head and bigger bodies. These mongoose mostly eat insects but are opportunistic feeders and will eat crabs, frogs, spiders, scorpions, snakes, small mammals, birds and eggs.