51/365 – Mongoose

Mongeese are everywhere on Barbados and can be a bit of a shock the first time you catch a glimpse of one. They were all around the grounds of the hotel. they were introduced to the island to try and eradicate the rat population which was destroying the sugar crop. However there is little evidence they affected the rat population but they have wiped out the endemic snake population!

Mongoose

Mongoose

 

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