What is a Hidebehind?

How Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them author, Newt Scamander, classifies the Hidebehind

Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by Newt Scamander

The Hidebehind is an accidentally created species, which was imported to North America by Old World crook Phineas Fletcher. Fletcher, a trader in banned artefacts and creatures, had intended to import a trafficked Demiguise into the New World, with the aim of manufacturing Invisibility Cloaks. The Demiguise escaped on board ship and bred with a stowaway ghoul. Their resultant offspring escaped into Massachusetts forests when Phineas’s ship docked, and their descendants continue to infest the region today.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by J.K. Rowling