Image by Nazir Rhodes-Lescher
Article by Vanessa Gloyne
First and foremost if you see a wolf, it’s dark, and the moon is full, I would say it’s safe to assume you’re looking at a werewolf. Run.
Before any of us probably had our first display of magic we knew that wolves haven’t been native to the British isles for hundreds of years however, as werewolves are generally a topic of study for third year, the younger students (and those who don’t pay attention in class) may benefit from some werewolf knowledge.
Over the past decades there were unconfirmed rumours of a wolf pack in The Forbidden Forest born from two werewolves however it is safe to assume, when Professor O’Keeffe said “wolves” followed by the statement “thankfully not bitten”, that she was talking about werewolves.
Werewolves typically attack humans, if humans aren’t around they’ll attack themselves. So if you see a wolf running at you, it’s likely a werewolf. Run.
Werewolves snouts are shorter than a regular wolf’s. Regardless of the snout length, if it’s near you it’s probably best to run.
Werewolves have a tufted tail and if you’re close enough to see that the wolf you’re looking at has very human eyes, it’s likely a werewolf. Don’t bother running. You’re too close. It’s too late for you now.