the civet

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This guy was quite a project! This hyena civet hybrid features lots of sewn in spots, large zip on tail with easy access stuffing for washing and travel, padded plantigrade leg with equally as accessible stuffing; and most fun are the interchangeable eyes and eyebrows for lots of fun expressions!

A very fun character that I’m flattered I had the opportunity to make!

Patronus

“You will never guess what Malfoy has as a patronus.” Ginny giggled, her words a bit slurred from the whiskey she’d been drinking. Ron and Harry had just heard the eight years were not permitted to participate in quidditch anymore and they had decided to drown their sorrow in Hogsmeade.

“Is it a ferret?” Ron asked enthusiastic. Ginny nodded and the two gingers snorted before completely losing themselves in a laughing fit. Harry chuckled too, though he couldn’t help but feel for the blond man a bit. He’d tried so hard during DADA to cast a patronus and now everyone would laugh in his face as soon as he produced it. Still, he was not sober enough to really feel sorry for him. Maybe tomorrow.

“Although I am glad to be a source of entertainment I would like to point out that you are quite wrong.” Harry, Ginny and Ron turned around from where they were seated at the bar of the three broomsticks. Harry fell off his chair as soon as he saw the pale man in front of him.

He wore a purple Queen fan merch shirt, a leather jacket, tightly fitted black jeans and his now recently dyed pink hair fell loosely around his shoulders. If it hadn’t been for the dragonhide boots he could have passed for a muggle any day.

“You see,” Malfoy continued as he arched a questioning eyebrow at Harry who was still lying on the floor, “My patronus is not a ferret.”

He pulled out his wand, looked Harry who was still lying on the ground square in the eye and called out “Expecto patronum!”

A silvery shape burst from the tip of his wand and seconds later Harry heard the deafening laughter from both Ginny and Ron, who had clearly not looked at the patronus long enough in order to see that it was indeed not a ferret. Harry had looked long enough though, stared at it even, but he couldn’t make heads or tails of it.

“What is that?” He murmured as the animal circled Malfoy’s head, making him look like an angel.

“This,” Malfoy sighed with a smug look on his face, “is a civet. The natural enemy of the indian peacock.”


I am fairly confident you can figure out the meaning of this yourself

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Malagasy Striped Civet (Fossa fossana)

The Malagasy civet is a small mammal, about 47 cm (19 in) long excluding the tail (which is only about 20 cm (7.9 in)). It can weigh 1.5 to 2.0 kg (3.3 to 4.4 lb). It is endemic to the tropical forests of Madagascar.

Malagasy civets are nocturnal. It eats small vertebrates, insects, aquatic animals, and eggs stolen from birds’ nests. The mating season of the Malagasy civet is August to September and the gestation period is three months, ending with the birth of one young. The Malagasy Civet is listed as Vulnerable by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)…

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malagasy_civet

photos: Joaquín Romero Redondo and  Ettore Balocchi