Small Indian Civet

Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica)


The small Indian civet has a rather coarse fur that is brownish grey to pale yellowish brown. Usually there are five or six distinct bands on the back and four or five rows of spots on each side. Generally there are two dark stripes from behind the ear to the shoulders, and often a third in front, crossing the throat. Its underfur is brown or grey. The small Indian civets feed on rats, mice, birds, snakes, fruit, roots and carrion.[24] Some individuals were observed while carrying off poultry.