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Knarls

A magical creature almost totally indistinguishable from a hedgehog

A magical creature almost totally indistinguishable from a hedgehog


Knarls fact file


Appearance

Identical to a hedgehog

Magic Abilities

Knarl quills are ingredients in many potions

Dangers

Liable to destroy gardens if provoked

Typical Habitats

Found in Northern Europe and America

Allegiance

Not trusting in general

The Knarl (northern Europe and America) is usually mistaken for a hedgehog by Muggles.


Extract

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling

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He kept saying nobody in their right mind would rather study Knarls than Chimaeras


Hermione Granger
Illustration of a Knarl, indistinguishable from a hedgehog

Illustration of a Knarl


‘... they’ve studied unicorns and Nifflers, I thought we’d cover Porlocks and Kneazles, make sure they can recognise Crups and Knarls …’


Extract

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

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Yeah, his best one so far has been six Sickles for a bag of Knarl quills


George Weasley
Illustration of Knarl quills, which have many magical properties

Knarl quills


Harry was determined to perform well in Tuesday’s Care of Magical Creatures exam so as not to let Hagrid down.


Extract

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling