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Snark
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Naming
Others Boojum
Physiology
Body type Highly variable
Intelligence
Sentience Sentient
Sapience At least semi-sapient
Aggressivity Unknown, though Boojum are extremely aggressive
Ecology
Habitat Snark Island
Diet Carnivorous
Subspecies Boojum
Related species Snark, Fire Snark, Ice Snark
Status Data Deficient
Behind the Scenes
Universe The Hunting of the Snark
Created by Lewis Carroll


The Snark is a mysterious animal native to an unexplored island. It is a creature that requires courage and determination to be hunted, and its taste is described as "meager and hollow, but crisp". The Snark is also famous for its tendencies toward waking up late (so late in fact that it eats breakfast at five o'clock in the afternoon and dines in the following day); its lack of sense of humor; its fondness for bathing-machines, which it brings around wherever it goes; and its great ambition.

There are a number of different varieties, including some which have feathers and bite and some which have whiskers and scratch; but the most dangerous of these in unquestionably the Boojum, a kind of Snark which causes those who observe it to softly and suddenly disappear in the air, leaving nothing behind. It has also been stated that the Snark is useful for "striking a light", which could mean it produces substances used in candles or lamps or perhaps even matches.

The best method for capturing a Snark is described as follows:

‘To seek it with thimbles, to seek it with care;
 To pursue it with forks and hope;
To threaten its life with a railway-share;
 To charm it with smiles and soap!’

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