Fox is a member of the canine family. Their fur colours include grey, red, white, brown or black and live in forests, feeding on chickens, rabbits and other mammals.

Foxes are among the non-magical creatures which inhabit the Forbidden Forest, along with deers.[1]

It is a possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.[2]


In 1992, Rubeus Hagrid suspected that either foxes or Blood-Sucking Bugbears from the Forbidden Forest were responsible for killing his roosters.[1]

In 1993, Lavender Brown's pet rabbit Binky was killed by a fox.[3] Augusta Longbottom owned a scarf made of fox fur.[4]

In the summer of 1996, Bellatrix Lestrange killed a fox near Spinner's End with a nonverbal Killing Curse, as she thought it might have been an Auror.[5]

Seamus Finnigan's Patronus took the form of a fox and he used it during the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 to repel several Dementors from himself, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna and Ernie.[6] Seamus had attempted to cast a Patronus back in the 1995–1996 school year during a Dumbledore's Army lesson, but his focus was not strong enough and it vanished before its corporeal form could be identified.[7]


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)
  2. (see this image)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 8 (Flight of the Fat Lady)
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 7 (The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 2 (Spinner's End)
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 32 (The Elder Wand)
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 27 (The Centaur and the Sneak)
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