A woozle is a fictional creature mentioned in the Winnie the Pooh stories.
No woozle illustrations appear in A. A. Milne's original stories, but it is often assumed that a woozle is something like a weasel, and they are depicted as such in the characters' imaginations during Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, included in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, as well as in the television series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
According to Pooh, Woozles frequently travel with Wizzles. Woozles are first mentioned in a Pooh storybook when Pooh Bear and Piglet attempt to capture a "Woozle", but it is later revealed that the two woozles and two wizzles were really the footprints made in the snow by the duo themselves, an error pointed out by Christopher Robin as he watches the two go round and round the larch spinney at least five times.
They appeared in a song named "Heffalumps and Woozles" with their partners, the heffalumps in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.
In the television series, they are enemies of Pooh and his friends, are known for stealing honey, and are often associated with heffalumps. One particular woozle featured on the series was a villain called Stan. His sidekick was a dim-witted heffalump called Heff. Later, they had help from a huge woozle named Wooster (played by Jim Cummings) who soon turned against them when Pooh and his friends taught him the value of friendship.
When We Were Very Young (1924) · Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) · Now We Are Six (1927) · The House at Pooh Corner (1928) · Return to the Hundred Acre Wood (2009)
Winnie-the-Pooh · Piglet · Tigger · Christopher Robin · Rabbit · Eeyore · Kanga · Roo · Owl · Gopher · Heffalump (Lumpy) · Woozle
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