"Those aren’t our names anymore. I am Snake."
— Hoot to Barley in Secrets of the Clans, page 139

Hoot is a black-and-white tom with a tooth studded collar,[5] an underbite,[6] a torn left ear,[7] and blue eyes.[2]

Hoot was a former member of BloodClan. He was born under Scourge’s leadership along with his siblings, Jumper, Barley, and Violet. Unlike Barley and Violet, Hoot and Jumper were loyal to Scourge, and they changed their names to seem more fearsome, Hoot changing his name to Snake. He and Jumper, who renamed himself Ice, almost killed Violet when Scourge ordered them to. Later, when Scourge was killed, Snake and Ice tried to rebuild BloodClan as its new leaders. Their plans were foiled by Barley, Ravenpaw, and ThunderClan, and Hoot and Jumper begged Barley to shelter them because of their kinship. Barley let them stay in his barn for a brief while, but when they started abusing Ravenpaw, he kicked them out, and they haven’t been seen since.


In the Ravenpaw's Path arc

A Clan in Need

Barley sleeps at the Moonstone and has a dream about Snake and Ice attacking Violet in front of him.
Later, outside of the dream, Barley meets Snake and Ice, who claim that they are the new leaders of BloodClan.
After the battle with ThunderClan, Ice, along with Snake, allow Violet and Barley to talk to them, but Barley and Violet attack their brothers. Ice begs for Barley to spare him, blaming his followers for the stolen ThunderClan prey. He is last seen being chased out by the BloodClan cats with his brother.

The Heart of a Warrior

Hoot is first seen with Jumper, at the Twoleg barn fighting alongside BloodClan warriors that they have brought. Barley is dismayed, yet Ravenpaw comforts him by saying that they were calling themselves "Hoot" and "Jumper", not Snake or Ice, which might mean they are no longer part of BloodClan, so they are vulnerable.
On the second attack, Hoot and Jumper are cornered at the end by the white dog, and start to cry for help, saying that Willie had lied to them and that they didn't know it was his farm. Barley jumps in to save them, though comments that they are weak, yet they're his brothers. When the fight is over, the two ask to stay, saying that Willie will kill them if they go back. Even though Barley is hesitant, he lets them stay, saying that he will talk to them more in the morning after he and Ravenpaw were done cleaning.
In the morning, Ravenpaw offers to show Hoot and Jumper around while Barley takes a walk, though Ravenpaw soon finds out what he is in for. He describes them as lazy, and how they just want everything handed to them. After the tour, Ravenpaw is exhausted, so he takes a nap. The two brothers create a mess in the barn, which Barley shows to Ravenpaw after he wakes him up. They say that they were just trying to catch mice, and that they need someone to show them how. Though Ravenpaw says that he was showing them all day, Hoot tells Barley that Ravenpaw made them collect all the herbs and supplies while Ravenpaw was sleeping. Barley believes them, and later they go on a walk together. When they come back, they order Ravenpaw to catch them dinner and they sleep in his nest that night.
The next morning, they ask Ravenpaw to catch them a mouse, and even though he says they should try it on their own, they refuse, saying that he is "the best". Yet when he comes back, they are getting yowled at by Barley, who is furious about how they are treating Ravenpaw, and tells them to get out. Astonished, they tell them that they are kin, but Barley states that blood isn't everything. At first, they refuse, and say that they could take Barley down in a second. But then Barley slashes him across the face, making them realize they have lost the battle. They leave by saying Barley is pathetic, and how they would have never wanted to stay there anyway. In return, Barley retorts that he pities them, for they have nowhere else to go and no friends to help them. Then he asks rhetorically how long they last before they turn on each other.

In the Field Guides

The Ultimate Guide

Although not mentioned by name, it is mentioned on Ravenpaw's and Barley's page that Barley was forced to watch his sister be attacked by none other than her remaining littermates, under the orders of Scourge.


Interesting facts

  • Hoot is noted to look exactly like Barley.[5]


The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, after being abandoned by their mother, he and Jumper join BloodClan as both brothers admire strength and power, and want some of their own. Barley notices their cold, hard eyes that didn't exist when they were kits and their tooth-studded collars. Hoot's name then turns into Snake and Jumper's changes to Ice. Violet is caught living with Barley, and Ice and Snake emerge from the darkness, ready to kill her. When Barley asks to fight in her place and Scourge refuses, Snake and Ice stalk up to Violet—while Barley is pinned down by Bone—and attack her brutally, leaving her to die.[8]

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Unnamed she-cat:[8] Status unknown


Barley:[9] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Jumper:[10] Living (As of The Heart of a Warrior)


Violet:[10] Living (As of Ravenpaw's Farewell)


Bellaleaf:[11] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Lulu:[11] Living (As of Ravenpaw's Farewell)


Rileypool:[11] Deceased, residence unknown
Patch:[11] Living (As of Ravenpaw's Farewell)


Wrenpaw:[12] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)


Two unnamed kits:[13] Status unknown


Unnamed ♀
Ravenpaw ♂Barley ♂Violet ♀Hoot ♂Jumper ♂
Rabbitleap ♂Bellaleaf ♀Rileypool ♂Lulu ♀Patch ♂
Wrenpaw ♀Two kits

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Barley: "Jumper? Hoot?"
Hoot: "Those aren't our names anymore. I am Snake."
Jumper: "And I am Ice. And don't even think about hunting here."
—Barley encountering his brothers Secrets of the Clans, page 139

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Heart of a Warrior, page 86
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Path, page 154
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in The Heart of a Warrior, page 39
  4. Revealed in A Clan in Need, page 84
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in A Clan in Need, page 71
  6. Revealed in A Clan in Need, page 83
  7. Revealed in The Heart of a Warrior, page 72
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 138
  9. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Path, page 163
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Path, page 153
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, page Chapter 2
  12. Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  13. Revealed in Lost Stars, chapter 2
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