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2008-04-06 20:56:02
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Bowtruckles are small beings that live in trees, they eat lice and eggs and have really sharp claws.

M.O.M. (Ministry of Magic)
Classification: XX (harmless/may be domesticated)

The Bowtuckle is a tree-guardian creature found mainly in the west of England, southern Germany and certain Scandinavian forests. It is immensely difficult to spot, being small (maximum eight inches in height) and apparently made of bark and twigs with small brown eyes.
The Bowtuckle, which eats insects, is a peaceable and intensely shy creature but if the tree in which it lives is threatened, it has been known to leap down upon the woodcutter or tree-surgeon attempting to harm its home and gouge at their eyes with its long, sharp fingers. An offering of woodlice will placate the Bowtuckle long enough to let a witch or wizard remove wand-wood from its tree.

Bowtruckle as seen in the licensed games

Bowtruckle on a branch of its tree

-by [Linn Scarlett]
Compiled from:
'Het Groot Toverwoordenboek' English/Dutch by Barbara Maria Zollner
'The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter' by Allan Zola Kronzek & Elizabeth Kronzek
'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' by Newt Scamander

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2005-12-01 [Kim_Lundin]: The bowtruckles are from the Harry Potter books by J.K Rowling. Does anyone have any more info?

2008-04-06 [Linn Scarlett]: *puts on Potter-nerd glasses* I could look it up *pages through her Harry Potter dictionary (yes that actually exists... and I actually own it XD)*

2008-04-06 [Linn Scarlett]: I can say with almost 100% certainty that this is everything there is on the little boggers

2008-04-08 [Kim_Lundin]: Nice :) A lot more information than the short line I dug up.

2008-04-08 [Linn Scarlett]: What can I say? I am a HP-beasty nerd ever since I started writting on that blasted fanfic. My favorite 'subject' is Care of Magical Creatures and well, I coined Walden MacNair as the CoMC teach in the fanfic (pre harry potters time, as my char is older than potterboy). So I did some digging and bought a bunch o' books XD

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