The Mongoose is a form of land mammal found in Africa and Eurasia, although they can also be found in southernmost Europe, the Caribbean and Hawaii.
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.
Mongooses are surprisingly rare in fiction, and do not feature prominently in the furry community. However, there are a few notable exceptions to this rule:
- 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 - characters from the Micropolis
- Sunil Nevla — from Littlest Pet Shop