Deleted Fantastic Beasts Scene Features Never-Before-Seen Creature

Fans across the globe trekked through the Wizarding World once more with the spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, penned by the famous Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling. Today, viewers got an extra glimpse at the magic of the film when Warner Bros. released a deleted scene featuring one extra special scaly guest.

Not only is the scene never-before-seen, the creature featured in it is, too. The film's protagonist, the slightly naive and awfully "adorkable" Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), is seen tending to his fantastic beasts, including the once-unknown Runespoor. Though the monster was mentioned quite a few times within the book upon which the film is based, it never saw itself on the big screen, as it was cut out from the theatrical release.

Large in size (seven feet long, to be exact) and in high in intensity, Runespoors were stamped as relatively uncontrollable by the Ministry of Magic, who had to "enchant the forests they inhabit to be Unstoppable" (via But what makes them so powerful? Check out the origin story of the Runespoor below:

"The Runespoor is a large three-headed snake, with each head serving a different purpose: the left head is the planner; the middle head is the dreamer; and the right head is the critic with extremely venomous fangs. Originating in the small African country of Burkina Faso, the Runespoor commonly reaches a length of six or seven feet and is vivid orange with black stripes, making it all-too-easy to spot. This is unfortunate, as a black market in Runespoors and their eggs has flourished for several centuries."

Talk about spooky! You can catch Newt handling the magical Runespoor in the deleted scene above.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes home on Digital HD on March 8 and on Blu-ray on March 28. Something tells us you may see the Runespoor pop up in a different cut of the film. While you wait to find out, read up on some of the most disturbing facts about the Harry Potter universe.