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Hodag

The Hodag is a predatory North American magical creature with fangs, horns, glowing red eyes, and the head of a frog (Pm). Described as being roughly the size of a large canine, the Hodag’s primary prey is the Mooncalf (Pm). Their attraction to No-Maj farms as a result has led to MACUSA’s Department of No-Maj Misinformation division working extra-hard to convince the non-magical community that any sightings are hoaxes (Pm), although as of 2017, they appear to have been successfully relegated to a specially-created reservation in the Wisconsin area.

In the 1620s Isolt Sayre and William the Pukwudgie take trips to see the Hodags hunt (Pm).

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Etymology

Unknown.

Notes

The Hodag is a folkloric beast that supposedly inhabits northern Wisconsin (source: Wikipedia).

"Hodag" is a new entry in the 2017 edition of FB (Pm).

From the Web

"The Heart of Hodag Country" from the Rhinelander, Wisconsin town website.

The Hodag Hoax from the Travel Channel.

Hodag from the Harry Potter Wikia.

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