Falanouc or Malagasy small-toothed civet (Eupleres goudotii) pulling an earthworm from the ground.
Montagne d'Ambre National Park.
A small to medium sized carnivore slightly larger than a domestic cat. This is probably Madagascar's most specialised carnivore. Its elongate snout and tiny conical teeth have evolved to catch earthworms and other small invertebrates on which the Falanouc feeds almost exclusively. It forages in leaf-litter digging up food using its strong forepaws and long claws.
The falanouc is crepuscular (dawn & dusk) and nocturnal
ENDEMIC TO MADAGASCAR and rare over most of its range.