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11 May 2015 – While at the beach we noticed small rodent-like creatures in the bushes and running between trees.  They looked very odd, with features like a squirrel but the length of a cat.  Sherrie was the first to identify it as a mongoose.  With more research we found out that it is the Asian Mongoose and an invasive animal species present on the Hawaiian islands.

The creatures were not too afraid of humans – but not friendly enough to approach any.  They stayed in the bushes mostly and made quick sprints between trees.  They had a very beautiful brown coat and sleek bodies with a long bushy tail.  Unfortunately I didn’t have my better camera with us and so a “zoomed” shot from my cell phone and a short video clip (with some noises from Giuliana) will have to do 🙂

Asian Mongoose hunting for food at the beach

Asian Mongoose hunting for food at the beach

An Asian Mongoose hunting for food at the beach

An Asian Mongoose hunting for food at the beach

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