The golden mongoose is a member of the mongoose family, weighing on average 0.45 kg, 50 cm long.
Despite their small size, in fact, carnivorous mongooses, known as opportunistic and excellent predators, are capable of provoking their prey with their good hearing and foresight. so they feed quite easily and grab their prey quickly thanks to their sharp teeth.
Their favorite prey are termites, grasshoppers, crickets… but can also be rodents such as mice, rabbits, or small birds. They are also capable of hunting other carnivores such as jackals and venomous snakes.
In particular, the most special in mongoose is probably the ability to be immune to the poison of snakes, especially cobras, which helps them confidently hunt these species. It is known that the poisons of many snake venoms, including cobras, work by binding to the victim’s acetylcholine receptors, blocking communication between the nervous system and muscles, leaving the victim fell into a state of paralysis.
In the clip, the mongoose is trying to attack the mother monkey, in front of many people, but the predator is still determined to catch it.