prop. n.1.(Zool.) A species of ichneumon (Herpestes nyula). Its fur is beautifully variegated by closely set zigzag markings.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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CA using lithium chloride or estrogens to induce sickness has been investigated as a way to: reduce depredation by coyotes, resolve nuisance feeding by black bears (Ursus americanus; Ternent and Garshelis 1999), and curtail egg predation by raccoons (Procyon lotor), skunks (Mephitis mephitis), mongooses (Herpestes nyula), and ravens and crows (Corvus spp.; e.g., Nicolaus and Nellis 1987; Nicolaus et al.
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