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

Once believed to be a type of dragon, this bird—reptile hybrid has found its way onto the pages of many a Muggle newspaper

Native to North America, the part-bird, part-reptile Snallygaster was once believed to be a kind of dragon...


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by J.K. Rowling

Image of Ilvermorny school of witchcraft and wizardry

Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

By J.K. Rowling

Occamy in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

A distant relation

Wands Cores

Wand Cores

By J.K. Rowling

Snallygaster fact file


Part bird, part reptile

Magic Abilities

Snallygaster heartstrings can be used as wand cores


Serrated steel fangs

Typical Habitats

North America


A Snallygaster Protection League is stationed in Maryland