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

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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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128 Comments

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271 Points

wowzers!!! scary plant…

Posted by Amy Darlene on August 26, 2009, 10:13 AM report to moderator
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1397 Points

Wow, the signs are everywhere,Harry Potter is taking over!!

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on August 26, 2009, 10:22 AM report to moderator
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Further proof that the magical world is real and that Jo is actually a witch who was given special permission to break the Wizarding World’s International Statute for Secrecy in order to write Harry’s biography. As if the appearance of Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans in the Muggle world was not proof enough. (For the record, the soap flavored beans are truly awful.)

Posted by CassandraM on August 26, 2009, 10:35 AM report to moderator
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95 Points

Funny :)

Posted by anisia on August 26, 2009, 10:45 AM report to moderator
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hahahah Mischief managed! ;P

Posted by Carol Carvalho on August 26, 2009, 10:47 AM report to moderator
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332 Points

that’s definitely the Giant Squid!

Posted by Hermione_Granger1987 on August 26, 2009, 11:06 AM report to moderator
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Only problem I think the Loch Ness Monster isn’t known as Hogwart’s giant squid to the wizarding world… its the world’s largest kelpie that lives in Lake Loch Ness. But then again I dont have any sense of humor at all.

Posted by AceOfSpades713 on August 26, 2009, 11:12 AM report to moderator
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i went 2 the report there were 2 comments ‘it looks like a giant squid’ because it is the giant squid!!!! it escaped from the lake somehow all us hp fans know it. the second one was ‘On closer examination via Google Earth it’s clear that the object is a small boat heading in a north-easterly direction at relatively low speed. The rear three ‘tentacles’ are the prop-wash whilst the two lateral ones are waves extending outward from the hull. Much as I am a believer in Nessie, I haven’t lost my observational skills. :-)’ u ding dong its the giant squid!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by lUnA jAnE on August 26, 2009, 11:22 AM report to moderator
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WOW!! I didnt know there was a such thing as Devil’s Snare in real life!

Posted by impoohnfrenz on August 26, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator
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ahhahahaha- I got a good chuckle out of this one :D

Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 26, 2009, 11:24 AM report to moderator
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hahahahahah thats amazing….i love muggles

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on August 26, 2009, 11:24 AM report to moderator
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how could they think that it’s nessie? hahaha it cleeeearly looks like a giant squid!

Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 26, 2009, 11:25 AM report to moderator
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love it!

Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 26, 2009, 11:25 AM report to moderator
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@CassandraM, I wholeheartedly agree with you. It must be just like you said, that Jo is really a witch who has been given special permission to make this one exception to the Wizarding World’s International Statute of Secrecy, so that she could tell Harry’s story to the world at large.

I mean, Devil’s Snare and The Giant Squid in just one day? What other proof does the Muggle world need? :)

Posted by MischiefManaged on August 26, 2009, 11:40 AM report to moderator
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Oh wow!

Posted by ♥Sparkly Purple Cloud♥{WBM}♥ on August 26, 2009, 11:41 AM report to moderator
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