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Marsh Mongoose

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The Marsh Mongoose can reach lengths of up to 2 feet without including its tail.


Latin Name: Atilax paludinosus  
Distribution: Africa  

The Marsh Mongoose will eat just about any type of meat it comes across. They also eat a lot of snails and crab because these creatures can be found along the shore where they make their home. Their large molar teeth assist in crushing the shells of the sea creatures. When they are unable to crush it they have actually been seen using a rock to break the shell. This intelligent behavior is similar to that of a Sea Otter.

The Marsh Mongoose is kept as a pet in some parts of Africa. If they are raised properly from a young age they can be tamed quite well.


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