Mongoose

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Mongoose Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents

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  • agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents

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Mongoose Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Herpestinae

A mongoose (plural Mongooses, alternatively Mongeese) is a member of the family Herpestidae, a family of small cat-like carnivores. Mongooses are widely distributed in Asia, Africa the Caribbean, and southern Europe.

A well-known mongoose written in fiction is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, who has a short story of the same title in The Jungle Book (1894) by Rudyard Kipling. In this story set in India, the young mongoose saves his family from a krait and from two cobras, named Nag and Nagaina. This story was later made into several movies, and also a song by Donovan.

There is a Mongoose fictional character in Bram Stoker's novel, The Lair of the White Worm. The main character, Adam Salton, buys one to hunt snakes.



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