Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wildlife Animations: Mongoose in Okinawa

Herpestes javanicus, rice fields

Spotted on a rice paddy dike, this animal was hunting for a meal.

An invasive species, brought to the islands to eliminate snakes, they are out of control pests.

mongoose, painted snipe, birds

Look closely at the lower left of this picture for the birds, hiding.

A male and female Painted Snipe, remain motionless.

Their camouflage fooled the mongoose and cameraman, too !  

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