The natural enemies of mongooses are snakes, hawks, jackals and storks. While mongooses are known for their fearless attacks on snakes, particularly cobras, they are not immune to their venom. Jackals, hawks and other raptors are enemies that share the mongoose's habitat. Marabou storks are opportunistic and take a mongoose pup, if they are given the opportunity.Know More
Mongooses are primarily found in Africa. Their range covers most of the continent. In addition, they are found in Asia and parts of Europe. Mongooses were introduced to the Caribbean and Hawaiian islands in the 19th century as a method of controlling the rodent population control on sugar cane plantations, according to National Geographic. However, the descendants of those mongooses now threaten the survival of various native species, particularly birds, on these islands.
Mongooses are generally terrestrial mammals, but some are semi-aquatic and others live in treetops. The mongoose is an omnivore, eating insects, crabs, earthworms, lizards, snakes, birds and rodents. There are over 30 species. Mongooses are sometimes considered immune to snake venom because they have receptors that make it nearly impossible for neurotoxin snake venom to attach to them. Research continues to determine if they have a similar protection from hemotoxic snake venom.Learn more in Birds
Aside from humans, the crocodile does not have any natural enemies, according to All About Wildlife — an educational food web website for kids. The crocodile has a sturdy armor of bony plates that cover the majority of its body, and it has strong jaws that are capable of crushing everything from cast iron to bones.Full Answer >
Deer encounter a number of different predators depending on their habitat. Animal diversity in the wilderness exposes deer to a number of predators, including black bears, feral hogs, coyotes, wolves, bobcats and other larger, carnivorous animals. Deer living near humans face danger from hunters during hunting season.Full Answer >
Natural enemies of bats include owls, hawks, falcons, snakes and domestic cats. In eastern North America, the fungal infection white nose syndrome is taking a devastating toll on the bat population, as of 2014.Full Answer >
King cobras do not have many natural predators, but they can be prey for mongooses, some large birds of prey and human beings, according to SnakeType.com. The primary defense mechanism of the king cobra is to raise up the front portion of the body and sway toward the threat with the hood displayed.Full Answer >