IS found throughout India, Guinea, and the Philippine islands, and famous for producing the drug called musk or civet. He is kept for the sake of this perfume, and fed with pap, made of millet, with a little fish or flesh boiled with it. The musk scraped from the male is esteemed the best.
The Berbe is called by Europeans, Wine Bibber, because he is fond of palm wine; is much like a eat, only his snout is much sharper, and the body smaller. He is spotted like a civet cat.