After rereading both DH and SS, I began to wonder. u may have seen the picture of Harry releasing the snake in the zoo with JKR's commentaar on the snake being Nagini. I actually have a few problems with that. I realize that some of this can be called book-movie inconsistency, but this is a Wild and Crazy theory.
First off, gender. Consistently, Nagini is called female. HOWEVER, if u listen carefully to the snake's voice in SS, it is clearly male.
Next, location. Voldemort must have made Nagini into a Horcrux fairly soon after doing the same (accidentally) with Harry. Thus, the snake in the...
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