Mongooses are known for their ability to kill snakes, particularly cobras, and are sometimes kept as pets to control vermin, although their destructive nature has meant that it is illegal to import particular species of mongoose into certain countries.
Mongoose in mainstream media
Mongooses are surprisingly rare in fiction, however there are a few notable exceptions:
- Mina Mongoose - (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Mira - (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
- RASCI the Decision Making Mongoose - A mascot character who is an anthropomorphic mongoose
- Aleksandr Orlov - A meerkat character whose ancestors once fought in the Meerkat-Mongoose War of 1728. Aleksandr has stated online that meerkats and mongooses are fierce enemies
- Rafy and Onin - A character from the Micropolis
- Rikki-Tikki-Tavi - A short story within Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
- Sunil Nevla - A character from the television animated series, the Littlest Pet Shop
- Timon - A meerkat from The Lion King
Mongooose and furry
Mongoose does not feature prominently in the furry fandom either.
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