Fox are small to medium-sized members of the canine family.[6]

Foxes are among the non-magical creatures which inhabit the Forbidden Forest, along with deers.[3]

It is a possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.[7]

History

In 1992, Rubeus Hagrid suspected that either foxes or Blood-Sucking Bugbears from the Forbidden Forest were responsible for killing his roosters.[3]

In 1993, Lavender Brown's pet rabbit Binky was killed by a fox.[5] Augusta Longbottom owned a scarf made of fox fur.[8]

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.[4]

In either 1997 or 1998, E. Dingbat wrote about a creature known as the Tent-fox in a Quibbler article.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11]

Appearances

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Notes and references

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