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


Aug 26, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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.

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

Avatar ImageCrazedMuggle says: That's so fun! haha first! :PAvatar Imagecellitomato says: oohAvatar Imagecellitomato says: 2nd comment!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: thats awesome!! Loch ness monster!!!Avatar ImageGreenLightening says: This brightened my morning :-)Avatar ImageCissyMalfoy says: That's funny. ^^Avatar ImageDrishti Choudhury says: 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.Avatar ImageFifi says: Hahaha! That's weird!Avatar ImageGanduean-Vampiress says: OH MY GOD for real!!!!!!Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: this brightened my busy morring :-)Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: Love this! Gave me a smile today. : )Avatar ImageMera004 says: Haha, wow, those are interesting. I never realized there was a real life Devil's Snare. Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: I guess they're going to be busy at the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office today :)Avatar Imagefuchsiarascal says: It definitely looks like a giant squid, not some unknown monster. ;) Further proof of Hogwarts' existence!Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: LOL I love a sense of humor!Avatar ImageAmy Darlene says: wowzers!!! scary plant...Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Wow, the signs are everywhere,Harry Potter is taking over!!Avatar ImageCassandraM says: 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.)Avatar Imageanisia says: Funny :) Avatar ImageCarol Carvalho says: hahahah Mischief managed! ;PAvatar ImageHermione_Granger1987 says: that's definitely the Giant Squid!Avatar ImageAceOfSpades713 says: 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.Avatar ImagelUnA jAnE says: 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!!!!!!!!!!!! Avatar Imageimpoohnfrenz says: WOW!! I didnt know there was a such thing as Devil's Snare in real life!Avatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: ahhahahaha- I got a good chuckle out of this one :DAvatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: hahahahahah thats amazing....i love mugglesAvatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: how could they think that it's nessie? hahaha it cleeeearly looks like a giant squid!Avatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: love it!Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: *@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? :)Avatar Imageweasleygirl295 says: Oh wow!Avatar ImageMatea says: but devils snare hates sunlight. and look at the picture. loolAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I think it is safe to say that some wizards need to be dispatched to send that giant squid back to where it belongs, at Hogwarts.Avatar ImageCindy Potter says: this has lifted my spirits today!! very nice!! :) News should be always this funny!! :)Avatar Imageneeshaknowsall says: Were those seeds dropped by an African or European swallow?Avatar Imageaxlgirl says: AWESOME! =D Better send out a team of Obliviators quickly...Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: hahahaaaaa!! hogwarts really does exist =P !!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: stupid STV :PAvatar Imagejustanargle says: The squid is cool!!! Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Haha, the monster really looks like the giant squid.Avatar ImageOcky says: Interestingly enough about a month ago the Muggle BBC Look East local news programme had an article on Devil's Snare, found by an elderly muggle. They advised it grows to 12 feet and is mildly poisonous! We had some in our front garden which did not last the weekend!Avatar Imageemmypotter says: I guess I didn't realize that Devil's Snare was an actual plant. Shows you how much I know about herbology.Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: Didn't realize such a thing existed :P What a crazy story!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Cool. I love the loch ness monster and not just because I'm scottish.Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: ahahah i love stuff like that :)Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: ... Regarding the google part, when you type "Hogwarts" on Google earth it actually sends you somewhere at Scotland, but you can't see a location named Hogwarts anywhere on the map. I've done this many times but nothing.Avatar ImageAceOfSpades713 says: @neeshaknowsall lol! you win one (1) internets =DAvatar Imagesp00kym00ny says: well.... this explains why at my library the HArry POtter books ere under biography... and nt fictioon..;. hmmm....Avatar ImageRaveKatie says: The Giant Squid is my bestest buddy!!!! I love him!!!! :D And I will say, I did not, I repeat, did not steal that Devil's Snare!!!! :D Although I did see some suspicious looking Slytherins sneaking out of the Herbology greenhouse....Hmmm....Avatar Imagepinkmoosely says: Potter people are soooooo cool :)Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: wowthat pic of nessie is incredible! i've no doubt in my mind it could be a giant squid. or a bull shark. i don't think she's a plesiosaur.Avatar ImagechrisbDTM says: haha coolAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Bahahhhaa.Avatar ImageLooniee_Luna says: I like this very much :D. it s' so funny it put a smile on my face.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: I thought the "Loch Ness Monster" was just a large kelpie? Perhaps Newt Scamander was wrong...Avatar ImagePhylis says: Interesting day in the news. lolAvatar Imagekyramp says: thats funny Avatar Imagehglovesrw says: Very coolAvatar ImageHeartbreakDX says: Boy that made my day, I needed a smile.Avatar ImageMorgaine of Avalon says: I didn't know that Devil's Snare was a real plant... humm you learn something new everyday huh?Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: mmm...Avatar Imagelexuslovesweasleys says: lol that's funny sure gets people to smile Avatar Imagehp931 says: OH MY GOD SO COOL!!!!!!Avatar Imagestregs12 says: wow this is funnyAvatar ImageScarStruck says: Lol COOL! :-DAvatar ImageFresca says: That is prettyf unny! Unless you had the venomous tentacula growing in your garden and it was teething!Avatar ImageFresca says: That is prettyf unny! Unless you had the venomous tentacula growing in your garden and it was teething!Avatar Imagehewy says: What next? Loch Ness will be over flowing with folks wanting to see or search for the poor creature. The giant squid sounds like a good guess to me. The bit about the Devils Snare made it all the way across the pond to Phoenix, AZ - not front page but was in the paper.Avatar Imageemmabonkers says: yes, i wonder if Mr Weasley still works there? they will be busy today Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: i knew the giant squid was real!!!!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!Avatar Imagenevertickleasleepingdragon says: That's awesome haha!!!! I never thought Devil's Snare was a real plant! Just goes to show how amazing JKR is...she really did some research for her booksAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: its like Jo Rowling knew of the plant before she wrote about it!!!!!Avatar Imageeagleblue says: Spooky. But that's definitely a boat. I think it would be cool for more regular satellite photos of the Loch Ness though to maybe actually see something.Avatar ImageTKD says: *lol* sounds almost like a real 'summer vaccation- nothing interesting to write- so we make it up-story' from a boulevard paper ;DAvatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Thats soo interstitng!!Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: LOL XDAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: HAHA Love it! :)Avatar ImagemrscRed says: Devil's Snare is actually Datura !!! That explains a lot...Avatar Imageericaeeks says: 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.Avatar Imagenetsrikb says: Haha Sue! You are sooo funny! :DAvatar ImagecrazyforSeverus says: 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!Avatar ImageShalanarah says: haha you know what i kinda believe in mystical creatures! Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: hahhh way funny :DAvatar Imageevannaa says: 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..Avatar Imageatarigurl05 says: Wow the Wizarding World just keeps showing itself very subtly. Devil's Snare who would have thought!Avatar ImageDawna says: too funny!Avatar ImageProfessorCharms says: 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. Avatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: thats cool.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Lol, them damn muggle pranksters!Avatar ImageSproutMdme says: 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. Avatar ImageXhago says: LoL that was funnyAvatar ImagexAnaheyy says: LOL i thought Devil's Snare was made up o_o this made my day :DAvatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: Hogwarts is real I tell you! What other explanation do you have? A Dinosaur, as if! (Clueless Quotage!!!)Avatar ImageX-Lillie-Lovegood-X says: The loch Ness Monster is a boat I lookedAvatar ImageGranger10 says: ooooo!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahah very funny!!!!!!!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: haha. thats pretty funny!! :DAvatar ImageNundu says: That 'monster' is obviously a boat and it's wake. If you look zoom the photo in and compare it to the scale, it's about the size (25 metres) of the boats that cruise the loch on a regular basis, taking tourists out to find Nessie. Mind you, I look for Nessie whenever I'm there, but all the photos ever taken of the supposed monster never showed a squid shaped, white creature, but rather a serpent type, dark one.Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: haha jack and the gaint bean stock!!! Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: btw thar so looks like a boat!!Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: lolAvatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: Aren't there any pictures to be shared as proof?Avatar ImageMellzey72 says: I want some ;0)Avatar Imagesilvia_storti says: ahahah! Brit humour all the way!Avatar ImageGinnyweasley187 says: i'm sorry but muggles always believe that it's something normal. and people will believe let's say you see a giant black thing most people (99/100) will say ' wow look at that tree' not 'that's a giant or let's say if harry was younger and he say a boggot of like an older Ginny dead or something he would obviously think that it was his mother not an older version of Ginny cause it would make more sense and only if you have all the facts would it be obvious (does that make sense it's not the best explanation but that's the best i can do right now) Avatar ImageGinnyweasley187 says: i'm sorry but muggles always believe that it's something normal. and people will believe let's say you see a giant black thing most people (99/100) will say ' wow look at that tree' not 'that's a giant or let's say if harry was younger and he say a boggot of like an older Ginny dead or something he would obviously think that it was his mother not an older version of Ginny cause it would make more sense and only if you have all the facts would it be obvious (does that make sense it's not the best explanation but that's the best i can do right now) Avatar Imagedcsbelle says: Good one, Sue!Avatar ImageMzNoelani says: "...a possible sighting of the elusive Loch Ness Monster..." Hahaha this was funny!!!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Those birds dropping the seeds ... ? ... they were owls, and SOMEBODY's getting detention for this!Avatar ImageJulia Bell says: The two worlds are beginning to merge...Avatar ImageNia_Black says: Aah... The Daily Mail can sometimes be so funny... Almost better than the Quibbler.Avatar ImageAsta says: hehehe...didn't know there was a real one!Avatar ImageAsta says: hehehe...didn't know there was a real one!Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: That's awesomeAvatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: lol that's cool!!Avatar ImageSlytherinrebel5989 says: hmmm. the ministry is gonne be busyyyy. hahaAvatar ImageHBPFan says: wow..quite amazing to find something like that in one's garden! I'm glad their health wasn't affected in any way!Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Very true Moose_StarAvatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: CassandraM is definatly right on this one!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: OMG AND DEVILS SNARE!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS SO INCREDIBLY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: OMG THATS SO COOL. THE LOCH NESS MONSTERAvatar ImageGinnyWeasley1 says: yeah totally looks like a squid NOT the loch ness. By the way where is the Loch Ness?Avatar ImageLostaroundlondon says: wait.. aren't giant squid real? they're like deep in the pacific or atlantic or something. really deep down. or i'm going insane or something lolAvatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Devil's snare and a giant squid - found at the same time? yikesAvatar ImageMiliMalfoy says: LOL that is so cool! =DAvatar ImageScathach says: I know, right? Don't you love a good laugh, and I Giant Squid? Avatar Imagevicky granger says: Hahahaha Well if nothing else has, THIS proves that the Wizarding World does exist !Avatar ImageKaty Wilde says: Hahaha :)Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: lol! hogwarts is real, why is everyone laughing haahahah, nessyyyyyyy is gonna get you Avatar Imagesamhinrichs678 says: aha... though i am just a *bit* late that is to funny

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