These very cute looking mammals are usually seen scurrying at high speed across a road or garden, or sitting straight up on their hind legs reviewing their next move. Essentially shy animals, originally from India these animals have killed all snakes that existed on the island. The only snake you will find is on some of the islands of the North Sound – the Antiguan Racer Snake. They are no longer than 6 inches long.
With mongoose if confronted do not attempt to catch one, they have a nasty bite if cornered.
For more information on the Antigua Racer Snake visit www.antiguanracer.org
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Special thanks to the late Desmond Nicholson of the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and Peter Duce for making this section of Antigua Nice Ltd possible!