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Mongooses: Yellow Mongoose

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Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:22 pm Unread post
Yellow Mongoose (Cynictis penicillata)

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Order: Carnivora
Family: Herpestidae
Subfamily: Herpestinae
Genus: Cynictis

The Yellow Mongoose is a small mammal averaging about 1/2 kg in weight and about 500 mm in length. A member of the mongoose family, it lives in open country, from semi-desert scrubland to grasslands Southern Africa.

As many as twelve subspecies of Yellow Mongoose have been described. In general, the Yellow Mongoose has lighter highlights on the underbelly and chin, a bushy tail, and a complete lack of sexual dimorphism. Southern Yellow Mongooses are larger, have yellow or reddish fur, longer fur, and a longer tail with a characteristic white tip. Northern subspecies tend towards smaller size, grey colouration, a grey or darker grey tip to the tail, and shorter hair more appropriate to the hotter climate.
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Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:38 pm Unread post
2001 Kgalagadi near Mata Mata

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2002 Kgalagadi Twee Rivieren, this guy tries to steal our meat from the braai with his partner, a fox
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2002 Kgalagadi on or near to the roads
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And sorry if they are not from the asked family.




Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:52 am Unread post
The yellow mongooses in Kgalagdi are sadly very tame because people feed the. :x
When we stopped at our unit in Twee Rivieren they came running to our car. While unpacking the car, we constantly had to chase them of to prevent them climbing into the car.

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Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:01 am Unread post
Hi Callie
According to my mammals guide the witkwasmuishond is the yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata )



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Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:05 am Unread post
I saw some in Kgalagadi 4 years ago.
Here is one picture.

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Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:18 pm Unread post
In the Kgalagadi last week.

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Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:46 pm Unread post
are there bites poisonous??


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Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:05 am Unread post
Not poisonous, but the bite must be disinfected and kept clean. The possiblility of Rabies should not be overlooked,very very nasty.


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Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:03 pm Unread post
Hi Nannie..
Welcome back....
How was the rest of your stay??
Sure you enjoyed it..


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Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:38 pm Unread post
Stunning pic, Nannie! :dance:


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Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:11 pm Unread post
Always fun with the Yellow Mongoose at the Picknicspot Dikbaardskolk. :wink:



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Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:46 pm Unread post
Hi guys!

Some interesting Yellow mongoose stuff:

They will either dug their own burrows, adjust existing springhare holes or share a burrow system with meerkat and ground squirrels. Apart from safety, living in deep burrows with a more constant internal temperature, enables them to escape above-ground temperature extremes. A colony may occasionally relocate to another burrow system, apparently to get away from parasites. Yellow mongooses are renowned for their heavy parasite loads with some 35 different parasite species recorded on them. These cute little creatures are also a major carrier of rabies and implicated in more than 70% of all non-domestic incidences of this disease in South Africa.
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