i-wakeupstrange: nathanielemmett: Some FREAKING AWESOME Harry Potter fan art of the marauders creating the map and Fred and George later discovering it. i just want everyone to remember that out of these six people only one is alive
But, actually, he chose a stag because it was large, powerful, and fast. It could survive a werewolf attack (assuming the worst case scenario happened). When the Marauders told Remus they were animagi.