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J.K. Rowling's Patronus Is The Most Adorable Creature On Earth

It's called a pine marten and you will want to hug one immediately.

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The magical world was given a treat on Wednesday when J.K. Rowling answered a fan's query about her Patronus.

.@acciowandspells It's a pine marten.

One of "Britain's rarest mammals," the sighting of such an elusive creature is cause for celebration thereabouts.

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Even if this one doesn't seem particularly happy to see you.

And fans of the trilogy His Dark Materials might remember that the protagonist, Lyra, has a daemon* who takes the pine marten as his form.

*Basically a Patronus with a physical self, for those unfamiliar.**

**GET FAMILIAR, these books rule.

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