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Blood-Sucking Bugbear

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The Blood-Sucking Bugbear was a magical creature apparently found in Scotland. In 1992, following the killing of two of his roosters, Hogwarts gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid suspected that either a Blood-Sucking Bugbear or foxes were responsible.[1] Harry Potter caught Hagrid while he was on his way to ask Albus Dumbledore for permission to place a charm around the coop in order to protect the chickens from further attacks.[1] However, as it turned out, Ginny Weasley had killed the chickens while she was possessed by Tom Riddle.[2]

Behind the scene

  • The bugbear was an imaginary creature historically used to frighten naughty children into behaving.[3] Today, the term bugbear is used to describe something that is a source of dread, resentment, or irritation.[4]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 17
  3. "Bugbear" on Wikipedia
  4. "Bugbear" on Wiktionary

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