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|Picture from Paranormal Animals of Europe|
The Quicksilver Mongoose (Herpestes illustris) is the awakened cousin to the weasels, martens and Egyptian mongoose that resides in the same locales. Like the other weasels it sprang from, it is a carnivorous creature, subsiding on the prey of small animals, birds (and their eggs) and snakes. A main dietary requirement of snake venom means the mongoose needs to go out of its way to hunt venomous snakes, and it uses it strange paranatural ability of a hypnotic dance to charm the snakes prior to killing.