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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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Posted by chocolaterabbits on August 26, 2009, 06:24 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

HAHA Love it! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on August 26, 2009, 06:43 PM report to moderator
49 Points

Devil’s Snare is actually Datura !!! That explains a lot…

Posted by mrscRed on August 26, 2009, 07:02 PM report to moderator
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Sadly guys, and I hate to break it to ya’ll, but that’s a boat. I went to google maps and zoomed in and you can tell by the back that it’s a boat, and the three “tails” at the end are the waves.

Posted by ericaeeks on August 26, 2009, 07:29 PM report to moderator
8577 Points

Haha Sue! You are sooo funny! :D

Posted by netsrikb on August 26, 2009, 07:30 PM report to moderator
770 Points

That picture definately can not be passed off as the Loch-Ness Monster or the Giant Squid. The Devil’s Snare picture is cool though. I can’t believe how fast it grows. I didn’t know Devil’s Snare actually existed!

Posted by crazyforSeverus on August 26, 2009, 08:56 PM report to moderator
153 Points

haha you know what i kinda believe in mystical creatures!

Posted by Shalanarah on August 26, 2009, 10:16 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

hahhh way funny :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on August 26, 2009, 11:04 PM report to moderator
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Apart from that it looks like a boat..
Didn’t Newt Scamander say in Fantasic Beasts and where to find them that it was a Kelpie in Loch Ness? (and something about it transforming into otters and stuff so it can’t be found?)
Hm, and interesting that Devil’s Snare is a real plant..

Posted by evannaa on August 27, 2009, 06:33 AM report to moderator
53 Points

Wow the Wizarding World just keeps showing itself very subtly. Devil’s Snare who would have thought!

Posted by atarigurl05 on August 27, 2009, 07:24 AM report to moderator
606 Points

too funny!

Posted by Dawna on August 27, 2009, 07:26 AM report to moderator
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Love it, Sue! :) I had no idea Devil’s Snare actually existed. Oh, and did you read the comments on the article? Someone wrote “Mischief managed.” hehe.

Posted by ProfessorCharms [ROAR] on August 27, 2009, 09:54 AM report to moderator
3263 Points

thats cool.

Posted by siriuslysirius11 {*SQUEE*} on August 27, 2009, 10:08 AM report to moderator
4024 Points

Lol, them damn muggle pranksters!

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Oh, The Ministry of Magic must be sleeping over there! Where is The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures? Jeesh….and they say Muggle governments can’t get things right….! And as far as the Devil’s Snare goes, I have a strange feeling seeds may have been accidentally spread by dirt-clumps dropped from the tires from flying cars and the hooves of hippogriffs.

Posted by SproutMdme (OoM4,GS,CW) on August 27, 2009, 11:19 AM report to moderator
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