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Occamy - Opaleye, Antipodean - owl

Occamy more info in Fantastic Beasts - click here to order


A beautiful, carnivorous creature native to India and the Far East, resembling a winged snake, but plumed, having two legs, and reaching up to fifteen feet in length. As occamy eggshells are formed from pure soft silver, the occamy's reputation for aggression may be overstated, as most of its interaction with humans probably has consisted of defense of its eggs (FB).

"occamy" Eng. a metallic composition imitating silver [NSOED]

Opaleye, Antipodean creature from Muggle legends or mythology more info in Fantastic Beasts - click here to order

XXXXX - New Zealand and Australia

See Dragons - Antipodean Opaleye.

owl Muggle

These birds provide postal service for the wizarding world. Although Muggles know about them, they are obviously magical to some extent, since their ability to find the recipient of their letters is extraordinary indeed (more...)

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