Mongoose in Martinique

     The mongoose: this small carnivorous mammal eats rodents and snakes. Contrary to what one affirms to the tourists, the mongoose is not immunized against the snakes venom, but its speed allows him to avoid their bite. It was introduced in Martinique to rid the island of the dangerous snakes (trigonocéphales), but made devastations among the birds and the iguanas of which it ate the eggs, involving a true ecological disaster.

Grand Rivière  Macouba

  Le Prêcheur               Marigot

                           Ste Marie    Tartane

 St Pierre   FondsStDenis               Caravelle

   Le Carbet         Gros Morne

Balata                     St Joseph                                            Le Robert


                         Le Lamentin  Le François

          Fort de France

                        Les Trois Ilets

                                                Le Vauclin


                         Ste Luce  Le Marin

                        Le Diamant

                                          Ste Anne