Native to: Southeast Asia (Pakistan to China)
Introduced to: West Indies, South America, Japan, Europe, and a few Pacific Islands.
Mode of transportation: Humans released them to control rodent and snake populations.

In many areas, Small Indian Mongooses carry rabies, and require large programs to control their populations. They have also driven at least one bird to extinction and threatened dozens of animals, including endangered species, around the world. How? Small Indian Mongooses eat a vast variety of animals, including those many times their size!

    Like other mongoose species, Small Indian Mongooses are famous for their killing techniques, particularly when it comes to venomous snakes. They usually kill vertebrates (animals with backbones) with a swift bite to the back of the head.