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Muggles Post Photo of Giant Squid on Google Earth, Devils Snare Found in Garden

Posted by: sue
August 26, 2009, 07:59 AM

The Muggles have done it again! STV reports today that a search of Google Earth photos has revealed what they are calling a possible sighting of the elusive Loch Ness Monster, otherwise known as the Giant Squid in Lake Hogwarts  ;)

Also, apparently pranksters from Hogwarts may well earn the wrath of Herbology Professor Sprout as the Daily Mail reports that a dangerous Devils Snare has been found in the garden of a Muggle in Emsworth, Hampshire, England. The paper says:

"It remains a mystery as to how the plant, most commonly found in South America, appeared at Mrs Rogers' home in Emsworth, Hampshire. But she speculates it could have been spread by birds dropping seeds.

Mrs Rogers, 75, said: 'It just appeared from nowhere. We noticed it about three or four weeks ago when it was about six inches tall and we've been trying to get it identified.'Now it's about two-and-a-half to three feet high and growing madly.'It's green and has got yellowish flowers that look like trumpets but never open. The other thing about it is it's got green pods that have spines all over them."

According to the Royal Horticultural Society the seed can live dormant underground for years and germinates when the soil is disturbed.A spokesman said: 'Although quite a striking plant, it is as well to be aware that all parts - particularly the seeds - are highly poisonous."

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287 Points

That’s so fun! haha first! :P

Posted by CrazedMuggle on August 26, 2009, 08:17 AM report to moderator
43 Points


Posted by cellitomato on August 26, 2009, 08:37 AM report to moderator
43 Points

2nd comment!

Posted by cellitomato on August 26, 2009, 08:37 AM report to moderator
7475 Points

thats awesome!! Loch ness monster!!!

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on August 26, 2009, 08:41 AM report to moderator
510 Points

This brightened my morning :-)

Posted by GreenLightening on August 26, 2009, 08:41 AM report to moderator
180 Points

That’s funny. ^^

Posted by CissyMalfoy on August 26, 2009, 08:42 AM report to moderator
153 Points

Random Fact: There’s a book called Encyclopedia Horrifica that dedicated a whole chapter to the whole Giant Squid thing.
Random Fact 2: Did you guys know there’s a such thing as a Vampire Squid? My friend and I discovered it while doing a school research project.

Posted by DrishtiChoudhury on August 26, 2009, 09:02 AM report to moderator
4056 Points

Hahaha! That’s weird!

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on August 26, 2009, 09:03 AM report to moderator
180 Points

OH MY GOD for real!!!!!!

Posted by Ganduean-Vampiress on August 26, 2009, 09:07 AM report to moderator
446 Points

this brightened my busy morring :-)

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on August 26, 2009, 09:09 AM report to moderator
2105 Points

Love this! Gave me a smile today. : )

Posted by Agrippa1 on August 26, 2009, 09:13 AM report to moderator
3554 Points

Haha, wow, those are interesting. I never realized there was a real life Devil’s Snare.

Posted by Mera004 on August 26, 2009, 09:21 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

I guess they’re going to be busy at the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office today :)

Posted by Moose_Starr on August 26, 2009, 09:35 AM report to moderator
1156 Points

It definitely looks like a giant squid, not some unknown monster. ;) Further proof of Hogwarts’ existence!

Posted by Fuchsia [ROAR!] on August 26, 2009, 09:40 AM report to moderator
1749 Points

LOL I love a sense of humor!

Posted by Rin68nyr on August 26, 2009, 09:52 AM report to moderator
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