Mongoose (Slender)A long, weasel-like mongoose with short legs, a black-tipped tail and red eyes. Its coat consists of gray to dark brown, banded hairs. Active by day, it only occurs where dense cover and holes for sleeping are available. Small vertebrates form the bulk of its diet, but invertebrates and fruits are also taken. It is a solitary animal, but breeding males tolerate subordinate mongoose of the same gender within their territories.
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