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At a Cuaditch match in Kent, Wizard's Council chief Barberus Bragge offers 150 Galleons to the player who catches a Snidget he releases. Modesty Rabnott rescues the poor bird, but receives a hefty fine for her trouble.
Interesting facts and notes
That he succeeded perfectly is clear from the many rolls of parchment he left behind him on his death (now in the possession of a private collector)....
Mother was a witch, and father was a Muggle.
He is famous for combining his loves of magic, science, and sports by creating the Golden Snitch, which greatly improved the game of Quidditch (FW)
Famous for developing the Golden Snitch (WOTM)
It should be noted that Bowman Wright's date of birth on his Famous Wizard card, the Wizard of the Month entry for December 2005 on JKR's old website, and the Chocolate Frog card below is far too late for him to have been able to develop and produce the Golden Snitch for use in Quidditch by the late 1300s.
It is not likely that the game of Quidditch would have survived without the availability of a Snidget, or an equivalent to the Snitch, for such a prolonged period of time - possibly as much as 200 years?
By the middle of the following century, however, Golden Snidget numbers had fallen so low that the Wizards' Council, now headed by the considerably more enlightened Elfrida Clagg, made the Golden Snidget a protected species....
....I was only fined ten Galleons for disrupting the game. Of course I've never had ten Galleons in my life, so that's the old home gone.
I'll be coming to live with you shortly, luckily they didn't take the Hippogriff.
From the Web
Harry Potter Wiki: Quidditch
Mugglenet podcast: Episode 15: "Quidditch-Palooza!" from the Reading-Writing-Rowling series
Dwelling on Dreams podcast: Episode 8: Snidgets, Bets, and Queerditch Marsh
WizardingWorld (Pottermore) features: