Harry Potter author writes about Hodag in newest book

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RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) --- The mascot of the Rhinelander is is now described in J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," an addition to the magical world of Harry Potter. She authors this book under the name 'Newt Scamander,' a fictional character from the Harry Potter world.

The book is an addition to the 'Harry Potter' series penned by J.K. Rowling, and it details the magical creatures found in the Potter world.

The Hodag is one of six new creatures added to the book first released in 2001. Following the success of the film last fall, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a new edition of the book was published March 14.

The passage describing the Hodag is as follows:
"The Hodag is horned, with red, glowing eyes and long fangs, and the size of a large dog. The Hodag's magic resides largely in its horns which, when powdered, make a man immune to the effects of alcohol and able to go without sleep for seven days and seven nights. Like the Snallygaster, the Hodag is a North American creature whose antics have excited considerable Muggle interest and curiosity. It feeds largely on Mooncalves and is consequently attracted to Muggle farms at night. MACUSA's Department of No-Maj Misinformation has put in extensive work to convince Muggles that sightings of Hodags have been hoaxes. It is now confined, mostly successfully, to a protected area around Wisconsin."