June 22, 2009

Care of Magical Creatures Lesson Notes

Dragons. Dragons possess fangs, can shoot fire at a range of 20 feet or more, have scaly hides and are powerfully magical.
Breeds :
  • The Swedish Short-Snout is silvery blue with long, pointed horns.
  • The Common Welsh Green is a smooth-scaled green.
  • The Chinese Fireball are red with a fringe of fine gold spikes around its face.
  • The Hungarian Horntail is a gigantic black.
  • Other known breeds: Norwegian Ridgeback.
Care for baby dragons: Keep dragon eggs in fire as the mother dragon breathes on the egg until it hatches. Feed the baby dragon with brandy mixed with chicken blood every half hour.

Hippogriffs. Hippogriffs have the bodies, hind legs and tails of horses, and the front legs, wings and heads of giant eagles with steel-coloured beeks and large, bright orange eyes. The talons on their front legs are half a foot long and deadly.

Hippogriff coat colours : Stormy grey, bronze, pinkish roan, gleaming chestnut, inky black.
Handling of Hippogriffs :
  • Hippogriffs are proud, easily offended and polite. Never insult a hippogriff.
  • Walk towards the hippogriff, bow and wait. If the hippogriff bows back, then approach. Else, get away quickly.

Flobberworms. Flobberworms flourish when left alone.

Blast-Ended Skrewts. Blast-Ended Skrewts are a newly created breed of creatures. Highly dangerous cross between manticores and fire crabs. Looks like shell-less lobsters, pale and slimy with a smell of rotting fish. Capable of exploding its end.

How to identify gender : males have stings, females have suckers.

Unicorns. The fully grown unicorns possess golden hooves and prefers the touch of women.

Growth or age indicators : foals are pure gold in colour, turn silver around age 2, grow horns on their heads around age 4, turn pure white once full growned around age 7.

A fluffy, black creature with snouts and flat front paws. Mostly found in mines. Attracted to sparkly objects. Useful as treasure detectors.

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