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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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362 Points

lol that’s funny sure gets people to smile

Posted by lexuslovesweasleys on August 26, 2009, 03:41 PM report to moderator
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13647 Points

OH MY GOD SO COOL!!!!!!

Posted by hp's dead account on August 26, 2009, 03:51 PM report to moderator
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531 Points

wow this is funny

Posted by stregs12 on August 26, 2009, 03:53 PM report to moderator
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5610 Points

Lol COOL! :-D

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on August 26, 2009, 04:00 PM report to moderator
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That is prettyf unny! Unless you had the venomous tentacula growing in your garden and it was teething!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on August 26, 2009, 04:27 PM report to moderator
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That is prettyf unny! Unless you had the venomous tentacula growing in your garden and it was teething!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on August 26, 2009, 04:27 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by hewy on August 26, 2009, 04:37 PM report to moderator
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69 Points

yes, i wonder if Mr Weasley still works there? they will be busy today

Posted by emmabonkers on August 26, 2009, 04:47 PM report to moderator
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i knew the giant squid was real!!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on August 26, 2009, 05:10 PM report to moderator
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ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on August 26, 2009, 05:11 PM report to moderator
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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 books

Posted by nevertickleasleepingdragon on August 26, 2009, 05:13 PM report to moderator
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its like Jo Rowling knew of the plant before she wrote about it!!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on August 26, 2009, 05:19 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by eagleblue on August 26, 2009, 05:40 PM report to moderator
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lol sounds almost like a real ‘summer vaccation- nothing interesting to write- so we make it up-story’ from a boulevard paper ;D

Posted by TKD on August 26, 2009, 05:41 PM report to moderator
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Thats soo interstitng!!

Posted by The Nerd on August 26, 2009, 06:16 PM report to moderator
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