Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Some illustrations based on the descriptions from the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” bestiary written by J.K.Rowling

Newt Scamander

The Golden Snidget

M.O.M. Classification: XXXX

The Golden Snidget is an extremely rare, protected species of glistening, jewel-like red eyes, the Golden Snidget is an extremely fast flier that can change direction with uncanny speed and skill, owing to the rotational joints of its wings.

The Golden Snidget’s feathers and eyes are so highly prized that it was at one time in danger of being hunted to extinction by wizards. The danger was recognised in time and the species protected, the most notable factor being the substitution of the Golden Snitch for the Snidget in the game of Quidditch.

Snidget sanctuaries exist worldwide.

The Streeler

M.O.M. Classification: XXX

The Streeler is a giant snail that changes colour on an hourly basis and deposits behind it a trail so venomous that it shrivels and burns all vegetation over which it passes. The Streeler is native to several African countries, though it has been successfully raised by wizards in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It is kept as a pet by those who enjoy its kaleidoscopic colour changes, and its venom is one of the few substances known to kill Horklumps.

The Grindylow

M.O.M. Classification: XX

A horned, pale-green water demon, the Grindylow is found in lakes throughout Britain and Ireland. It feeds on small fish and is aggressive towards wizards and Muggles alike, though merpeople have been known to domesticate it. The Grindylow has very long fingers, which, though they exert a powerful grip, are easy to break.

The Tebo

M.O.M. Classification: XXXX

The Tebo is an ash-coloured warthog. It is found in the African countries of Congo and Zaire. The Tebo is very dangerous and can make itself invisible, rendering it virtually impossible to capture or evade. Tebo hide is strong and is therefore often used by wizards and witches to make protective shields and clothing.