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Blood-Sucking Bugbear

"It's either foxes or a Blood-Suckin Bugbear, an' I need the Headmaster's permission ter put a charm around the hen coop."
-- Hagrid (CS11)

The Blood-Sucking Bugbear is a dangerous magical creature sometimes found in the vicinity of Hogwarts (CS11).

  • When roosters were being killed at Hogwarts, Hagrid suspected that the culprit might be a blood-sucking bugbear (CS11). In reality, the chicken-killer was Ginny Weasley possessed by the spirit of Tom Riddle from his Horcrux diary. The chicken blood was used to write a warning to Muggleborns about the Chamber of Secrets on the wall at Hogwarts (CS9), but Tom's spirit made Ginny kill chickens because the crowing of a rooster could be fatal to a Basilisk, Tom's pet in the Chamber (CS16).

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Etymology

"bugbear" - In medieval English folk tales, a demonic bear that preys on children (Online Etymology Dictionary).

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"Blood-Sucking Bugbear" from Harry Potter Wiki

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