Hippogriff~a horse bird with the head of an eagle and body of a horse I believe. You may bow to it and if bowed to back,you may proceed to touch it. Do not treat them with disrespect or you will end up paying for it. Proof of that is in Harry Potted and the Prisoner of Azkaban,or if you bothered to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 15 points to Ravenclaw!