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"People used to play a game, trying to get near enough to touch the trunk. In the end, a boy called Davey Gudgeon nearly lost an eye, and we were forbidden to go near it."
Remus Lupin regarding the violent nature of this tree[src]

Davey Gudgeon was a wizard and student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1970s.[2]

Biography

Gudgeon nearly lost his eye trying to get close enough to the Whomping Willow to touch its trunk as part of a game. Ever since the incident, students were forbidden to go near the tree for their own safety, and possibly for the tree's own safety as well.[2]

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