Hey everyone! Welcome to your first lesson of Care of Magical Creatures. Today I’m going to be showing the sketch of a Golden Snidget. Why not a real Snidget? Well, according to Mr. Kennilworthy Whisp, author of Quiddich Through the Ages,
By the middle of the following century… 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, outlawing both its killings and use in Quiddich games.
Highly informative and entertaining book. I recommend you checking it out here. If you’d like to learn more about the Snidget, I recommend purchasing Mr. Newt Scamander’s latest edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Also, I don’t have a real Snidget because they’re absolutely a pain to catch. If you didn’t already know, Golden Snidgets were the forerunners of Golden Snitches. Here’s my drawing.
I’m also currently working on a drawing of the anatomy of a Golden Snidget and will have that prepared for our next class.
On another note, happy birthday to the Weasley twins and happy April Fools! Also, what is your favorite magical creature from Harry Potter? Mine’s a niffler. Let us know in the comments section and keep on the lookout for Part 2 of this blog post.
~Elizabeth and Kathleen