When Rubeus Hagrid presented Buckbeak to the third years in his first Care of Magical Creatures class, Draco Malfoy insulted Buckbeak, who instantly attacked him with his razor-sharp claws. Enraged, Malfoy pretended to be injured for three months. Malfoy's father, Lucius Malfoy, furious on the attack on his son, demanded Buckbeak executed. However, thanks to a Time-Turner of Hermione Granger's, she and Harry Potter rescued Buckbeak from his terrible fate. Later, after Sirius Black said good-bye to Harry, he flew away on Buckbeak. After Sirius was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange, he lived with Hagrid under the name of Witherwings.