Of the animal called mohuy.
Translated by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
Mohuy is a slightly smaller animal than the hutía; it is of a brownish-grey color but lighter than the hutía. This was the most prized and esteemed dish among the caciques and lords of this island. In form it was very similar to the hutía, except that its hair was thicker and sturdier (or stiffer), and it was sharper and spikier. I have not seen this animal, but many say that it is as I have described it, and there are many men on this island who saw it and ate it and praise this meat as better than any other I have mentioned.