Newt on Knarls

Newt Scamander's textbook entry on Knarls

Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling

The Knarl (northern Europe and America) is usually mistaken for a hedgehog by Muggles. The two species are indeed indistinguishable except for one important behavioural difference: if food is left out in the garden for a hedgehog, it will accept and enjoy the gift; if food is offered to a Knarl, on the other hand, it will assume that the householder is attempting to lure it into a trap and will savage that householder’s garden plants or garden ornaments.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling