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A Crab-eating Mongoose (Herpestes urva) in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand. After an uneventful Friday I had taken up a spot at the end of the day in the southern part of Kaeng Krachan, hoping (beyond reason!) to catch a glimpse of a banteng. After falling asleep several times, as it had been a day of rain and poor light, I awoke to see a crab eating mongoose in plain site in front of me. It stayed for around 2 minutes before being scared away by a passing car engine sound. That's one of the beauties of trying to see wildlife in a rainforest, just when you have given up hope - something reinstates your belief!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robby L replied the topic: #3945 02 Sep 2016 13:58
Last week I did a trip to Laem Pak Bia and walked at first light to the sand spit. At the 3 salas to the south of the spit I got a quick look at a grey animal the size of a large cat with a bushy tail as it disappeared into the rocks in front of the salas.

Thoughts were Crab-eating Mongoose but habitat seems to be mostly forest.

Question : Is there any record of this Mongoose inhabiting mangrove or beach areas ?

Will post a trip report soon.

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