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Why do people side with mongooses?

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I always side with the snake during mongoose-snake encounters. People all over the YouTube comment sections always talk about the bravery and heroism of mongooses. Do these people not realize mongooses naturally kill snakes and often eat them? Not the mongoose. It would take a miracle for a snake to kill a mongoose.

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A Bird Rehabber Goes Birding. And Thwarts Mongooses.

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Plus I’m more of a bird rehabilitator than a birder, which is where the mongooses come in. Birding bird rehabilitator mongoose Tanzanian birding wildlife rehabilitators' I tell myself that I’m not here to go birding, anyway, I’m here to write a book about the Children’s Village. What do you mean, ‘four more’?”

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What is the State Bird of Hawaii?

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In addition to historic habitat loss and hunting, Nenes face introduced predators such as mongoose and feral cats. With help, the Nene population has increased to around 2,000 individuals. Still, these geese face significant population threats.

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Whining self-pity…. or…. Pilanesberg leftovers.

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Slender Mongoose. A number of routes have already crossed back and forth a couple of times between the fleets. I am keeping my fingers crossed that JNB and CPT will one day make a welcome return to my rosters. Even in the days of roll film (remember that?)

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Week 16: South Africa and Kruger National Park

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So far we have seen Impala, Duiker, Greater Kudu, Mongoose, Zebra and warthogs around the neighborhood, and yard. The house is a four bedroom, four bath two story, with a deck running around three sides of the upper story, great for wildlife viewing.

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My (belated) Best Bird of the Year 2011: Racket-tailed Treepie

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I was in a bird photography hide in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Thailand (with Alex Vargas) and we had just had an absolutely fabulous day enjoying and photographing a great variety of birds (and a Crab-eating Mongoose) when we were just getting ready to pack up and leave.

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Birding Cape Town

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Cape Mongoose are also easy to see. You can also get Black-necked Grebe here (Eared Grebe to Americans) and if for some reason you don’t want to see Greater Flamingos in a drainage ditch in the rest of the city you can see them here instead. The network of roads through the ponds are open to the public and easily birded from a car.

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