I know. This is going to be extremely difficult without a picture. But bear with me here, because I haven't seen it afterwards. I hope somebody can give me a list of possibles.
I was taking a stroll down the street when I saw this creature. Maybe two feet long. It was black, with a tail about the size of the tail of a cat. It had catlike paws, which were not that big. Its face was pointy, with a reddish nose and brown eyes, with a whitish area of fur above the eyes. Ears were small and curved at the end. It was hiding in a bush, and did not seem to run away when I checked it out. When I got up, it made a sharp screech and ran away.
I'm from Kerala, South India. Thanks in advance.