The diet of Atilax paludinosus (water mongoose) at St Lucia, South Africa

  title={The diet of Atilax paludinosus (water mongoose) at St Lucia, South Africa},
  author={Alan K. Whitfield and Steven Blaber},
The only indigenous mammalian piscivorous predator at St Lucia is the water mongoose (Atilax paludinosas). It is mainly nocturnal and occurs commonly along streams, rivers and marshes where shelter is available in water vegetation (Roberts, 1951). Prey is hunted in the littoral zone and along the margins of water bodies. Rowe-Rowe (1975) has described the food and feeding ecology of A. paludinosus in the Natal Midlands, but this study is the first into their feeding biology in anestuarine… 

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