Stripe-necked Mongoose with Plastic Bottle, Bandipur

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On a rainy morning safari in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, we came across a Stripe-necked Mongoose very close to the safari track. Unmindful of our presence, it was moving around busily looking for a quick morsel. It came across this plastic water bottle lying in the grass. And it took to it as a kid takes to a new toy. The mongoose cuddled with the bottle and rolled around for a few minutes.

What explains this behaviour? Probably, as our naturalist … Read More

Stripe-necked Mongoose Rummaging Garbage

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This image was shot in Valparai, Tamil Nadu. A Stripe-necked Mongoose was rummaging through garbage for waste food. He seemed like a regular and frequent visitor as he knew the time at which people there threw out the waste food. But sadly, the mongoose may not know much about the plastic and other harmful things discarded along with the food waste.… Read More