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“Yes, it’s rather funny, really, that next to no-one realised the snake that Harry set free in Philosopher’s Stone turned out to be Voldemort’s final Horcrux, Nagini.”

— J.K. Rowling

Read this in the morning so started thinking over this! Any clarifications?

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You show the quote, but didn't link to the source, or specify where you read it. Can you do so? –  David Stratton Apr 9 '12 at 2:43
    
mypotterexperience.tumblr.com/post/7871824436 This is the source , i knw its not so authentic but still thought worthwhile to discuss about it –  Bhargav Apr 9 '12 at 2:45
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The quote you're basing your question on is not by J.K. Rowling: elluhhh.buzznet.com/user/journal/10843221/… As for Nagini being the snake in the Sorcerer's Stone, they are not the same snake. If you Google "is the snake from Sorcerer's Stone Nagini?" the answer comes right up. :) –  Slytherincess Apr 9 '12 at 3:02
    
Nice question.. :) –  Sachin Shekhar Apr 9 '12 at 14:41

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Well, it doesn't seem likely for a couple of reasons:

  1. The voice of the snake in the zoo in the first film is male, while Nagini is female.

  2. The book says the snake is a Boa Constrictor, which is a non-venomous snake. Nagini, however, is venomous. (I believe in the first film the snake in the zoo was changed to a Burmese Python, which is also non-venomous.)

  3. I believe the first book describes the snake in the zoo as brown, whilst Nagini is said to be green.

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You can tell the gender of a snake's voice? Has someone been practicing their parseltongue? –  Xantec Apr 9 '12 at 3:40
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@Xantec Well, I was assuming the actor they chose to give the English voice-over of the snake's lines in the theatrical release matched the gender of the snake. I also assume they had at least one parselmouth on set to advise on such matters during filming. –  user5730 Apr 9 '12 at 3:59
    
Nagini's voice always sounded female to me! :) –  Slytherincess Apr 9 '12 at 5:10

The quote should read as follows:

Yes, it was rather funny, really, that next to no-one realised the ring Voldemort turned into a Horcrux was in actuality the One Ring of Power created by Sauron.

J.K. Rowling

Edited to add: The quote you're basing your question on is not by J.K. Rowling: see here. As for Nagini being the snake in the Sorcerer's Stone, they are not the same snake. If you Google "is the snake from Sorcerer's Stone Nagini?" the answer comes right up. :)

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You've got your comment and answer swapped it seems like. –  Xantec Apr 9 '12 at 11:43
    
Really? Huh. Guess I should edit, then. :) –  Slytherincess Apr 9 '12 at 13:31

It cant be because in the zoo it said that the snake was bred in captivity and voldemort would of had to of made the horcrux before he was nearly destroyed killing Harry

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No, your reasoning based on 100% wrong fact. He made Naghini AFTER he nearly destoyed Harry. She was made a Horcrux when he murdered Bertha Jorkins in 1994. –  DVK Jan 11 at 14:39
    
Source: J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat, Bloomsbury.com, 30 July, 2007 –  DVK Jan 11 at 14:45

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