Meercats got quite popular with exposure in Disney’s “Lion King” and the happy go-lucky, singing meercat, Timone, and Hakuna Matata or the motto “No worries”…
They are small mammals found in South Africa, belonging to the mongoose family. They feed on succulent bulbs, insects and small invertebrates and are quite sociable. They live in large extended family groups with a dominant breeding pair with up to 23 helpers to assist in the rearing of the young. The dominant female produces 75% of the young. The madagascar cat are also termed “meerkats”.
The mongoose is the only animal said to being able to destroy the “little king serpent”, or what the Greeks called the Basilisk, who was the creator of the ‘Wastelands’ or attributes of revenge, retribution and protection (reflective) to returning dark magic. Probably where the superstition of mongoose killing cobras and being immune to their venom ~ which is untrue, sometimes he loses the fight and dies.
Swiftly leaping, danger keeping
In a corner, impotent,
Meerkat~power, come to our
Defense, Destroy all ill intent.
Corner, cage, with righteous rage,
All those who threaten, harm or kill,
Imprison, bind, those of dark mind,
Beneath the Meerkat~power and will. DJ Conway
This is a photograph of a photograph, unedited of 3 female meerkats at the San Diego Wild Animal Park ~ many years ago…