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30 Days of Harry Potter - day 10: Favorite magical creature

To prepare for today's question, I finally sat down and read all 42 pages of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which I've had sitting around for months did extensive research on the topic.

Now I'm armed with knowledge of all kinds of Fantastic Beasts, both those that appeared in the Harry Potter series and those that make their only appearance in this guide to magical fauna. So I've picked one of each:

    He is, of course, in pyjamas


    Ministry of Magic Classification: XX (Harmless/may be domesticated)

    The ghoul, though ugly, is not a particularly dangerous creature. It resembles a somewhat slimy, buck-toothed ogre, and generally resides in attics or barns belonging to wizards, where it eats spiders and moths. It moans and occasionally throws objects around, but is essentially simple-minded and will, at worst, growl alarmingly at anyone who stumbles across it. A Ghoul Task Force exists at the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures to remove ghouls from dwellings that have passed into Muggle hands, but in wizarding families the ghoul often becomes a talking point or even a family pet.

    This is the only picture of a Jarvey I could find. The artist appears to have also illustrated many of the other Fantastic Beasts


    Ministry of Magic Classification: XXX (Competent wizard should cope)

    The Jarvey is found in Britain, Ireland and North America. It resembles and overgrown ferret in most respects, except for the fact that it can talk. True conversation, however, is beyond the wit of the Jarvey, which tends to confine itself to short (and often rude) phrases in an almost constant stream. Jarveys live mostly below ground, where they pursue gnomes, though they will also eat moles, rats and voles.

srah - Wednesday, 10 November 2010 - 9:20 PM
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