Recent owls have been flooding the Quibbler offices as of last night about an apparent incident involving a hoard of Nifflers. According to our sources, a prestigious party of well known Ministry officials was taking place at the esteemed house of Mr. Osbert, recently appointed Head of the Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects. Mr. Osbert had congregated his colleagues and their spouses over a lovely meal to celebrate the recent and highly successful raid on the Borgin household.
Eye-Witness reports tells us that all was well for about a half hour until, out of nowhere, several mole-like creatures, later to be identified as Nifflers, burst out from under the table. Pandemonium thusly ensued, with the creatures collecting anything of value they could get their hands on, including the shiny jewelry the guests were wearing…
Mrs. Osbert herself stated that “They just… burst out of nowhere! Soon they were scampering… and rummaging through all my lovely drawers and ruining my silverware and attacking my guests and-!”. She promptly collapsed from shock where she was soon institutionalized in St. Mungo’s.
Our leading expert in magical creatures, retired Professor Minticore of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, informed us with this enlightening piece of information. “They’re harmless little things, wouldn’t hurt a fly. Don’t let them loose though, they’ll make off with anything that ain’t nailed down!”
Auror’s are also currently investigating any foul play into this incident, as it has left the Osbert family household ransacked and has cost his guests a large sum of money, which will need to be compensated. Our sources will keep us posted on their current investigation.