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"These giant snails change colour on an hourly basis and leave a venomous trail. They are useful in some potions, including Doxycide."
—Description[src]
The Streeler is a giant snail native to Africa, but has been successfully bred by wizards in Europe, Asia and North America. Streelers have sharp spikes on their shells, which inject venom. This defence is most likely to scare off or kill its attackers, such as birds and small to medium sized rodents.[1]

Behaviour

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The Streeler changes colour hourly, and leaves behind a trail of venom so toxic that it burns all vegetation that it touches.

Kept as pets

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It is kept as a pet by those who enjoy its kaleidoscopic colour changes. Streeler venom is one of the few known substances that can kill Horklumps.

History

The "poisonous orange snails" seen in the Magical Menagerie in 1993 may have been Streelers.

Protection from Streelers

Wearing thick protective gloves is a way to avoid getting stung by a streeler's extremely toxic shell.

Appearances

Streeler

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