And before you ask, I’m not talking about Sirius Black; though I’m sure J.K. Rowling used this common tale as the basis for his alter ego.
Origin: Yorkshire, England.
Description: It has many different faces. Sometimes it appears as a sheep with fiery eyes. Other times it’s a large white dog or a black donkey. Sometimes it’s invisible.
Disposition: The creature is called Padfoot because of the creepy noise it makes as it is STALKING you on the moors. This noise is quickly followed by a horrible roaring sound or the rattling of chains. This is caused many travelers to die of fright. Don’t bother to try to hit the creature for you fist (or a weapon) will go right through it. Seeing a Padfoot is a bad omen. Not to mention super, super disconcerting.