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" animal that is often underestimated, because it lives quietly until attacked, but which, when provoked, can fight off animals much larger than itself, including wolves."
—Hufflepuff Prefect Gabriel Truman on his house mascot.[src]

A badger is a carnivorous mammal of the Mustelidae family, distinguishable by the white stripe that runs down its snout.[1] It is the mascot of Hufflepuff House at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Uric the Oddball once turned up for a presentation before the Wizards' Council wearing nothing but a toupee that turned out to be a dead badger, after listening to a Fwooper's song continuously for three months.

There is a spell that can transfigure a cauldron into a badger.

It is also a known corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.[2]

Behind the scenes

In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 a badger is sitting in Rubeus Hagrid's hut and reading the Daily Prophet when the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures arrives.


Notes and references

  1. "Badger" on Wikipedia
  2. See this image

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