Indian Grey Mongoose
The Indian Grey Mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi) is a mongoose species native to the Indian subcontinent and West Asia. The Grey Mongoose is commonly found in open forests, scrublands, and cultivated fields, often close to human habitation. It lives in burrows, hedgerows, and thickets, among groves of trees, and takes shelter under rocks or bushes and even in drains. It is very bold and inquisitive but wary, seldom venturing far from cover. It preys on rodents, snakes, birds’ eggs and hatchlings, lizards, and a variety of invertebrates.