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mongoose

small, cat-sized mammal in the family Viverridae. There are a number of varieties and genera including the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) and the banded mongoose (Mungos mungo). A voracious eater of rodents and reptiles and a favorite house pet.
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Mientras Aristoteles dice que el ichneumon es enemigo de la serpiente (en este caso aspis); Diodoro, Plinio y otros autores paganos de la Antiguedad tardia afirman que el ichneumon es un asesino de cocodrilos.
Despite his significant contributions on the systematics of ichneumons, he was an unassuming person.
This reading is reinforced, in Lewis-Williams' view, by the fact that the Ichneumon places another antelope skin product, a kaross, over /Kaggen.
ichneumon Graece uocatus, eo quod odore suo et salubria ciborum et uenenosa produntur>>.
who writes: "It is well known that ichneumons [sic; see below] are famous for their smell.
But after the discovery of the ichneumon wasp's modus operandi, nineteenth-century intellectuals were not as epistemologically optimistic about spiritual perceptio n.
The mongoose I might say, is the ichneumon; or rather, the rusty-backed Egyptian mongoose is called an ichneumon.
When the thing "done to us" ceases to satisfy and empower, it becomes a kind of parasite, an ichneumon fly depositing its eggs in the soft bodies of children learning to behave.
Changes in some ecological characters of the almond moth caused by the selective action of an ichneumon wasp in their interacting system Researches in Population Ecology 5: 117-129.
The raccoons impressed observers with their dexterity and cleanliness in opening and washing the oyster shells, while the grey ichneumon (a mongoose) displayed its courage and prowess by killing any rat which appeared within its province.