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Otters are semi-aquatic mammals of the family Mustelidae.

It is one possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.[1] Hermione Granger's Patronus takes the form of an otter, although which exact species is unknown.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • J.K. Rowling has stated that the otter is her favourite animal and that this is why she selected it as the form of Hermione's Patronus. In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Herminone's patronus is shown to be a Eurasian Otter.


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. (see this image)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 27 (The Centaur and the Sneak)

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