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The '''Knarl''' is a creature that greatly resembles a hedgehog, so much so that there is only one known (behavioural) difference between them: when food is left out for a hedgehog it will appreciate and enjoy the gift; a knarl will see it as an attempt to lure it into a trap and hence savage the garden of the householder who left the food. [[Muggle]] children have often been blamed for damage committed by a Knarl.
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The '''Knarl''' is a creature that greatly resembles a [[hedgehog]], so much so that there is only one known (behavioural) difference between them: when food is left out for a hedgehog it will appreciate and enjoy the gift; a knarl will see it as an attempt to lure it into a trap and hence savage the garden of the householder who left the food. [[Muggle]] children have often been blamed for damage committed by a Knarl.
   
They were featured in the [[Care of Magical Creatures]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] during the [[1995–1996 school year]], where students had to locate it amongst a group of hedgehogs. The trick was to offer each creature some milk.
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They were featured in the [[Care of Magical Creatures]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] during the [[1995–1996 school year]], where students had to locate it amongst a group of hedgehogs. The trick was to offer each creature some [[milk]].
   
 
Knarl quills have [[magic]]al uses. [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]] once paid [[Mundungus Fletcher]] six [[Sickle]]s for a bag of knarl quills, to experiment with for possible use in their [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]] products.<ref name="op9">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Chapter 9 (''The Woes of Mrs. Weasley'')</ref>
 
Knarl quills have [[magic]]al uses. [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]] once paid [[Mundungus Fletcher]] six [[Sickle]]s for a bag of knarl quills, to experiment with for possible use in their [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]] products.<ref name="op9">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Chapter 9 (''The Woes of Mrs. Weasley'')</ref>
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Knarls eat wild [[daisy|daisies]]. A potioneer will often have to get daisies rid of Knarls before he can pick them and use them in [[potion|potion-making]]. Casting a well-aimed [[Stunning Spell]] at the Knarl will produce a good result and will not do any permanent harm to it.<ref name="W:BoP">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

Latest revision as of 20:00, November 13, 2013

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Knarl
Species information
Native range

North Europe
North America

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXX

Status

Beast

The Knarl is a creature that greatly resembles a hedgehog, so much so that there is only one known (behavioural) difference between them: when food is left out for a hedgehog it will appreciate and enjoy the gift; a knarl will see it as an attempt to lure it into a trap and hence savage the garden of the householder who left the food. Muggle children have often been blamed for damage committed by a Knarl.

They were featured in the Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L. during the 1995–1996 school year, where students had to locate it amongst a group of hedgehogs. The trick was to offer each creature some milk.

Knarl quills have magical uses. Fred and George Weasley once paid Mundungus Fletcher six Sickles for a bag of knarl quills, to experiment with for possible use in their Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes products.[1]

Knarls eat wild daisies. A potioneer will often have to get daisies rid of Knarls before he can pick them and use them in potion-making. Casting a well-aimed Stunning Spell at the Knarl will produce a good result and will not do any permanent harm to it.[2]

AppearancesEdit

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Care of Magical Creatures
The Monster Book
Professors: Silvanus Kettleburn · Rubeus Hagrid · Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank (substitute teacher)
Textbooks: The Monster Book of Monsters · Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts: Hagrid's Hut · Forbidden Forest · Care of Magical Creatures classroom
Creatures studied: Hippogriffs · Flobberworms · Salamanders · Blast-Ended Skrewts · Nifflers · Unicorns · Thestrals · Bowtruckles · Crups · Fire crabs · Knarls · Kneazles · Porlocks



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