Kacky Snorgle (by Ron Weasley)
Mythical (most likely)
The Crumple-Horned Snorkack is an elusive magical creature believed to live in Sweden. However, it was never found (even by Luna Lovegood, a wizarding naturalist who searched the globe for impossible creatures for years) and is very likely a delusion of Xenophilius Lovegood. Outside of the Lovegood family, Colin Creevey also seemed to believe in the existence of the creature, once expressing an interest in being hired by The Quibbler to try and photograph one.
Luna Lovegood and her father, Xenophilius Lovegood, who often printed stories of the Snorkack in his magazine The Quibbler, made an expedition to Sweden during the summer of 1996 to search for the Snorkack, but were unsuccessful in locating their elusive quarry.
At some point in 1997, Mr. Lovegood purchased what he believed to be the horn of a Crumple-Horned Snorkack, as a gift for his daughter. When Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger visited him, the latter pointed out that it was in fact an Erumpent horn and dangerous, but Xenophilius refused to listen. When a spell struck the horn in the skirmish that shortly ensued, the horn blew up, destroying most of the house. The Lovegoods believed that the horn would repair itself.
After the Second Wizarding War, Luna would go on to become a famous wizarding naturalist and would discover many magical creatures, though she never found a Snorkack. She eventually realised that some creatures simply do not exist, and accepted that the Crumple-Horned Snorkack never existed.
Behind the scenes
- The Magical Menagerie at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley contains a (non-purchasable) plush of a Crumple-Horned Snorkack, despite the creature being imaginary.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game) (Mentioned only)
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Appears as a toy)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/0730-bloomsbury-chat.html
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- ↑ "An interview where Rowling reveals a little more on the futures of her surviving characters " from msnbc.com
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