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Porlocks

Paper model of a Porlock by Andy Singleton

A cloven-footed horse-guardian that walks on two legs


Porlocks fact file


Appearance

Two feet high, covered in shaggy fur with a lot of rough hair on its head. It has a large nose and cloven feet

Typical Habitats

Dorset and the south of Ireland

Allegiance

Protects horses. Mistrusts humans

The Porlock is shy and lives to guard horses.


Extract

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling

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Care of Magical Creatures series: winged horses


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Even those Muggles who do notice Porlock droppings or Streeler trails appear satisfied with the flimsiest non-magical explanation


Newt Scamander

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


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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

Paper model of a Porlock by Andy Singleton

Porlock paper model


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A dozen or so trolls began to smash apart the chamber with their clubs, while hags glided about the place in search of children to eat. The Council Chief stood up to open the meeting, slipped on a pile of Porlock dung and ran cursing from the hall


Bathilda Bagshot