Indian Gray Mongoose

Indian Gray Mongoose

name = Indian Gray Mongoose
status = LR/lc | status_system = IUCN2.3
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Carnivora
familia = Herpestidae
subfamilia = Herpestinae
genus = "Herpestes"
species = "H. edwardsii"
binomial = "Herpestes edwardsii"
binomial_authority = É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1818

The Indian Gray Mongoose or Common Grey Mongoose ("Herpestes edwardsii") is a species of mongoose found in southern India. They are found in scrub forest and may also be seen within cities. They can grow to about 2 feet long and are often seen in small family parties.

They are known for killing poisonous snakes.

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