1853F.P. FlemingKaffraria 67The Mustela-Furo, or Wild Ferret, more commonly called the Mouse-hunt, or Merecat, is also very plentiful.
1856R.E.E. WilmotDiary (1984) We rode away again reaching Sundays River with no greater incident than stopping for the purpose of..a hunt after a large red pole-cat, known here by the name of ‘mousehunt’.
1862A.W. DraysonTales at Outspan 347‘Piet,’ an old Hottentot of my uncle’s,..had as many dodges for defeating the Kaffirs, stalking an ostrich, or trapping a mouse-hunt, as any jackal has for stealing chickens.
1871J. McKayReminisc. 16Having found a large mouse-and hole, they threw him in head foremost, and there let him lie, with his posterior sticking up.
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