Yellow Mongoose.. “give us a smile” Posted on May 19, 2013 by bulldog Posted in Other photos, Photography 62 Comments Some subjects are more difficult than others… Rate this:Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPinterestLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
This gave me such a good laugh. Many thanks!!! Excellent photography as ever.
Thank you so much…
How fun. Close up and quite personal it seems Bulldog! 🙂
It was a good encounter…
Good sequence of shots and captions Bulldog – enjoyable to see and read. The last one finishes it off very nicely.
Thank you .. I enjoyed this one.. once he got used to my company he played up beautifully..
I thought that last shot was him hissing at you to get away! 🙂
No no actually the end of a yawn.. missed that unfortunately..
Oh my, how cute!!! Diego has the same “smile” when he wants to play 😀 He s staring at me like this until I play with him lol
It is a smile that my dogs give me as well.. been trying to get them to give a full mouth smile.. but it isn’t happening…
…well it never happens when you have a camera in you hands 😀
Such a great series of photos!! Made me laugh and smile!
Glad about that.. thank you..
Love the half-smile, even though it’s a little creepy.
Thank you TBM… a smirk is probably more close…
Awww, he’s cute. Here’s a full smile right back to you 🙂
Thank you so much..
hehehehehe, oh that is so adorable bulldog. He is so cute and you took such lovely shots! Thanks for the smile my friend and have a stunning day! *big hugs*
Thank you Sonel and may your day be a blessed one…
Thanks my friend. Wishing you the same. 🙂 *hugs*
The photos are rich, BD! I didn’t know for sure what a mongoose even looked like, so I enjoyed them. That final photo is priceless! LOL!
Thank you.. lovely little animals that can be so entertaining..
I loved the photo’s and especially your captions, Bulldog! I lived on a farm with a huge family of mongooses, but I think they were more grey and smaller than this one. They used to line up to watch me arrive after work and didn’t appear at all worried about my dogs – which kept away from them.
Know the ones you talk about.. probably the banded mongoose which is the more common… used to have a group come through the camp site we were in once, and scratch around hoping to find our eggs… you could almost touch them they seemed so tame…
What great shots, BD! I was thinking it was more of a snarl, too. This little critter looks like it could hurt you!
If he chose to bite you I think his little sharp teeth would do some painful damage… but I’ve never heard of them attacking a human, and I’ve been very close to some without them being the least bit scared or aggressive… love the little critters…
This is so cute. love it. how could anyone help but smile. Thanks for the smile
Glad it gave you the smile.. that’s all I wanted…
fun captions and interesting shots
Lololol…I think it’s actually licking it’s lips….did it run up and bite you in the leg after you snapped the shot?
It was actually yawning.. and I missed the open mouth and was actually cross with myself for looking elsewhere.. but catching the last bit still gave me the smirk look… they wouldn’t bite me… too old and tough.. now a hyena that likes dead stuff maybe…lol
They’re amazing creatures to take on a cobra.
so quick and tenacious…
I love mongooses and meerkats, and really enjoyed this series. That last shot is hilarious!
P.S. Grandkid R was highly diverted by the series, and packed up laughing at the half-grin!
What brilliant photographs. I had a mongoose in the gardens at my previous office but I never saw it for long enough to get even one photo, let alone any like these. Poor things probably never been asked to smile before. I think he did pretty well for his first attempt 😀
They are always quite skittish but if one takes your time and allows them to get used to your presence.. they will happily sit and ignore you… the smile was actually the end of a yawn that I missed…
Yip, figured, but the smile story was sooo much cuter 🙂
That was too cute! Loved it!
Thank you.. glad you enjoyed..
I loved getting up close and personal with a mongoose; great photos.
Love that half smile. 😕 You did really well with photographing him. I think he liked you. 🙂
He was fairly tame.. but sneaking up on them and sitting still they soon get used to ones presence…
Wow neato!!! Never saw a mongoose before! Great photos BD!
Thank you.. we have a few different types here…
That is classic. Our dalmatian is a smiler – bit stingy with them but also looks like a snarl if you don’t know otherwise. Great set of photos.
Thank you.. actually it was the end of a yawn that I missed…
The last comment cracked me up! Good job yet again, bulldog.
LOL! I loved these, bulldog. Glad you did get a bit of a smile in the end pic 🙂
Half a snarl… actually I just missed the yawn…
You are TOO funny!Made me laugh!! c
Thanks Cecilia… glad the humour worked…
Haha – well this post illicited a full smile from me! 🙂
I’m glad to hear that… thanks..
I bet this is what photographers hired to take portraits of children go through every day of their lives! Very funny series. I bet you smiled when you took that last shot! 🙂
Were you watching from behind a bush.??.. I certainly smiled when he gave me the snarl…