Mickey is a regular visitor to my garden. I leave bones and fat out for him. Small rodents are the most important item in their diet. Insects are taken in smaller quantities, but is nevertheless an important part of the diet. Opportunistic hunter, and as such sight and smell play a significant role in procuring food.
Small-grey Mongoose / Now officially called the Cape Gray Mongoose [Galerella pulverulenta]
The Cape Gray Mongoose is one of the more regularly seen Mongooses on roadsides and in urban areas, having adapted well to urbanisation. They are however known to take eggs and young domestic chickens which often brings them into conflict with homeowners.