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"Flesh-eating slugs prefer flesh, but they're happy to eat about just about anything... like my Flitterbloom."
Bill Weasley regarding these slugs[src]

A Flesh-Eating Slug was a dark magical creature very similar to its namesake, the common garden slug.[2]

Description

The spittle of the Flesh-Eating Slug had a corrosive effect on both skin and plants.[4]

History

During the 1989–1990 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Bill Weasley taught a group of sixth-years about Flesh-Eating Slugs and instructed them on how to defend themselves from the creatures in one of his Defence Against the Dark Arts tutoring sessions.[3]

A Flesh Eating Slug as depicted on a label of Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent

It was a garden pest, and in 1992, the Hogwarts Gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid explained to Harry Potter that Flesh-Eating Slugs were ruining all of the school cabbages. The only known way to get rid of these slugs is by using a specific repellent that can be bought in Knockturn Alley.[2]

The Flesh-Eating Slug is apparently a fairly frightening creature to some, since a Hogwarts student was scared enough of them to turn a Boggart into one.[5]

During the Calamity which occurred in the 2010s, several Flesh-Eating Slug Foundables were found being guarded by Troll Confoundables. Volunteer wizards and witches had to overcome these small obstacles by using the Knockback Jinx to knock the Trolls over and allow the slug Foundables to return to the Hogwarts vegetable patches.[1]

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 27 (Letting Go) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Flesh-Eating Slugs"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - GBC version
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 7 (The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PS1 version
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