So she came down to the shore, and there she met a serval, who was hunting the crabs of the shore.
Among them was that of a leopard, an ant bear, and a serval cat.
With a convulsive wriggle the serval made a last attempt to bury its fangs in its victim's neck.
The serval is a spotted cat—black upon a pale-yellowish ground—and considerably larger than the domestic species.
Till one day there came a leopard and fought with the serval and killed him.
So Paka ate of the crabs, and she followed the serval many days.
African wild cat, 1771, from Modern Latin serval, French serval (Buffon, 1765), from Portuguese (lobo) cerval "lynx," from Latin lupus cervarius (cf. French loup cervier) "lynx," literally "wolf that hunts the stag," from cervarius "pertaining to a stag," from cervus "stag" (see horn (n.)).