I was reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them, and I found this quote:

“Werewolves spend most of their time as humans (whether wizard or Muggle).”

(Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

Does this mean, if a muggle is bitten by a werewolf, and somehow survives (rescued by wizards, then had their memory modified), that they will become a werewolf?

I may make a second question on this topic regarding how the wizarding world would remain hidden to this muggle, if they do indeed become a werewolf.

I am looking for canon answers based on JKR interviews, the books, or simply your own canon-based speculation!


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Muggles can become werewolves, if they survive the bite.

From J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:

the great English authority on werewolves, Professor Marlowe Forfang, undertook the first comprehensive study of their habits. He found that nearly all those he managed to study and question had been wizards before being bitten. He also learned from the werewolves that Muggles ‘taste’ different to wizards and that they are much more likely to die of their wounds, whereas witches and wizards survive to become werewolves.


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