What is your favorite magical creature?
Whew, I'm calling it close tonight. So let's hear it for the Chimaera!
Newt Scamander's ground-breaking work, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, has the following to say on the subject.
"The Chimaera is a rare Greek monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a dragon's tail. Vicious and bloodthirsty, the Chimaera is extremely dangerous. there is only one known instance of the successful slaying of a Chimaera and the unlucky wizard concerned fell to his death from his winged horse shortly afterwards, exhausted by his efforts. Chimaera eggs are classified as Class-A Non-Tradeable Goods."
(And the note from Harry scrawled in my book reads, "So Hagrid'll be getting some any time now.")
Basically all I'm saying here is that I would love to see a Chimaera-based Disney movie on how Chimaeras are totally misunderstood despite their freaky deaky physical appearance. There will be singing.
And speaking of misunderstood magical creatures...
(Edited to add: Wow, I got weirdly confused on the days there. But now all should be back to normal. It's that darn Muggle Daylight Saving time!)