At breakfast on the morning of his first Care of Magical Creatures class in September 1993, Rubeus Hagrid entered the Great Hall absentmindedly swinging a dead polecat (presumably intended to be eaten by one of the Hippogriffs that were to be the subject of the day's lesson), excited about his new teaching position.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (First appearance)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Quidditch Through the Ages (Mentioned only)
- Pottermore (Appears as a Patronus)