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    Default DR Road kill

    Saw a weasel-looking animal that had been squashed by vehicle on road (I could make out the head). Anybody know what it could've been? I've seen the usual suspects laid to waste/rot by road traffic. Anybody have unusual road kill stories?

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    A Juron, the indigenous weasel.

    Pretty quick. I'm surprised it got squashed.
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    Could it be a mongoose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    A Juron
    Is that in Spanish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabejuventus View Post
    Is that in Spanish?
    I suppose. That's the name of the weasel-like animal here...
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    Yep, its a Mongoose. Imported to control rats in sugar cane and decided they really liked it here.
    In Bonao my wife was lounging in pool and one ran by at full speed. Dog chased it into the house via open front door, cornered it on porch, and dispatched the little devil. They are a vicious, highly agressive animsl. Not very big but ferocios. Most Dominicans give them a wide berth.

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    i find then very cute. but i also think hyenas are sweet so don't rely on my opinion. i see a lot of them creatures in costambar. never encountered one up close, i just see them running from one side of the street to the other. they are very fast. they do not really like people or other animals. i leave them be.

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    Definitely a mongoose. Zoomzx is right. They were imported to eat rats. The can be vicious but I prefer them over rats any day.

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    It is a ferret! Mongoose you find in jamacia.

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    It's called a "Juron..."
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