Definition of toddy cat in English:
The common palm civet of Asia, which is noted for its habit of stealing toddy from the bamboo tubes placed to collect it from palm trunks.
- There have been Mangaloreans who have had monkeys, toddy cats, rabbits and white mice for pets.
- Mangalore still has green pockets that are home to toddy cats, porcupine and even the occasional leopard.
- The leopard cat, jungle cat, civets and toddy cats are the cats found commonly.