Meerkat photobombs fishing trip trophy picture

Cheeky meerkat joins fishermen for catch of the day pic

Meerkat photobombs fishermen's picture in Namibia

A cheeky meerkat photobombed a group of fishermen's catch of the day picture.

Dave Lewis was hosting a fishing trip in Namibia when the friendly little mammal latched onto their group.

Speaking to the Mirror, Dave said: "When we stopped to fish he would spend the day digging holes in the sand and generally foraging around.

"Whenever a bird flew over he would run to the nearest angler and sit as tight as he could to their legs for protection."

And when the group took a picture of their silver job fish, which they caught on the Skeleton Coast, the meerkat obviously didn't want to be left out.

According to the Daily Mail, he added: "As you can see, he loved having his photo taken."

A meerkat is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa.

A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang" or "clan". A meerkat clan often contains about 20 meerkats, but some super-families have 50 or more members.

In captivity, meerkats have an average life span of 12 to 14 years, and about half this in the wild.

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