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Photograph of a paper model of a Hodag, by artist Andy Singleton

A horned, frog-headed hunter with a taste for Mooncalves. They tend to be drawn to Muggle farms and MACUSA's Department of No-Maj Misinformation works hard to cover up sightings

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The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA)

By J.K. Rowling

The Hodag is horned, with red, glowing eyes and long fangs, and the size of a large dog.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by J.K. Rowling

Artist Andy Singleton in the process of creating a Hodag

Creating the Hodag

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Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

By J.K. Rowling

Hodag fact file


Horned with a frog-like head and glowing, red eyes. Roughly the size of a large dog

Magic Abilities

When powdered, its horn can make a person go without sleep for a week while making them immune to the effects of alcohol


Long fangs

Typical Habitats

North America, largely confined to a protected area around Wisconsin