Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Herpestes ichneuman

Click on the photo for a better picture
 Herpestes ichneuman


Total length about 1m and over 3kg. Elongated nody with short black legs. The tail is about half the total length with a broad black tassel of long hair. Long, dark grey, coarse hair which is longer towards the hindquarters. Usually near water and in thickets. Diurnal. Lives in pairs of family parties, foraging for mice, birds, eggs, frogs, reptiles and insects. When moving together they move in caravan fashion, nose to tail. Rare in the reserve but has been seen within the main entrance.

Please sign the petition - We call on Donald Grant to scrap the Hermanus Bypass Road proposal

Executive Summary of Comments on Bypass FSC.pdf
Hermanus Botanical Society COMMENTS on Bypass Final Scoping Report.pdf
Letter - Not yet registered as an I&AP.pdf

Tweets by @fernkloofza

Hermanus Botanical Society Fernkloof Nursery


This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 23