They are small, reaching a height of two feet on average when they are fully grown, and covered in a large amount of rough, shaggy hair. It has a large nose, small arms ending in four stubby fingers, and it walks on two cloven hooves.
The Porlock guards horses, and lives on grass. It can either be found nesting in the straw of a stable, or in the middle of the herd it is protecting. Porlocks are mistrustful of Humans, and hide at their approach.
Porlocks were studied by fifth year students at Hogwarts School during the 1995-1996 school year.
Notes and references
|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|