That's why I volunteer to do the shopping (without an assistant) every chance I get. It saves a few bucks, too!
Knowing there wouldn't be time to set up a tripod I just jumped out and figured I'd shoot in continuous mode with the camera handheld. Fuzzy pictures are better than none at all, and way more fun than going shopping. Ain't that the truth ?
The pregnant part of this story comes later. The only part of the body I'm watching is the eyes when I shoot wildlife. There isn't exactly time for physical examinations in this line of business.
I was really busy concentrating on focus, aperture, shutter speed and zooming-in on the critter.....
when a bird popped into the scene so fast, I didn't get a chance to adjust my focus. Ouch, it's a blur.
The bird took the mongoose's suggestion and flew off for dinner somewhere else, in a hurry.
My final shot was the critter walking off with a toothpick or straw hanging out of its mouth acting like it's the number one lightweight weasel/varmint/mongoose in all of Okinawa, Japan and maybe, the whole world.
It wasn't until I was developing the photos at home, the missus (who knows everything except how to make beer) came along. She says, "Look. That mongoose is pregnant"!
I never knew she was pregnant when I shot her but, take a closer look at the mongoose photos.
NOW, IS THAT A PREGNANT MONGOOSE, OR WHAT ?
NOTE: The Mongoose is not related to the weasel. But, they are some savage varmints that should have never been brought to the island of Okinawa. NATIONAL GEO VIDEO
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