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Copyright: Leon Labuschagne (labfam) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 46] (167)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-28 14:25
Viewed: 3658
Points: 4
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Scientific Name: Suricata suricatta

Home: South African savanna

Description: One foot tall with tan or gray fur, dark brown bands on back with black tipped ears and tail

The Meerkat is a mongoose of the African grasslands. Like other Mongooses, Meerkats hunt with amazing agility. Delicacies such as bugs, lizards, and small rodents prove easy prey for this predator.

Meerkats differ from most mongooses because they live in large social communities of more than one family. Using their sharp claws, they dig huge burrows with tunnel systems for the colony. They all watch out for each other, and are often seen on their hind feet with their noses in the air, keeping watch.

Meerkats are one of the few predators in the world to attack with absolutely no warning signs. This hunter's trademark move is the ultimate surprise sneak-attack!

Stinger-lickin'-good! Meerkats eat poisonous scorpions by quickly biting off their stingers, and then eating the rest!

When the sun rises, all the meerkats will come out of their burrow to stand up and catch some rays!

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Vraiment à son affaire ce mammifère.
Bonne soirée.

  • fartash Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1013 W: 54 N: 1431] (5161)
  • [2006-09-28 14:59]

Hi Leon
Great shot,nice composition,
beautifull colors,


Very beautiful, technically spoken, image. But I see an humoristic view also...
It seems like waiting for something, it need a newspaper and a coke can in the other hand !!
Very beautiful details and great patience (for you) work to wait this position. Perfect light exposure and colour tones.
Ciao !

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-10-11 14:13]

Hi Leon,

A good and funny picture, it makes me smile :-)
Great how you captured this meerkat looking right at you, he seems to be smiling.
Lovely colours and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing this.

Greetings, Nel

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