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Ground Hog Day

Let me be the first (and probably the only) person to wish you a Happy Ground Hog Day.

Yes, today is the big day when Punxsutawney Phil  comes out of his burrow on Gobblerís Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and we find out if Phil will see his shadow.  If he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he does not, it will be an early spring.  I know I am rooting for an early spring!

I browsed the official Ground Hog Day website  and found all sorts of information.  But, a few of my questions were not answered.

Does Phil have an agent?  If not, he should get one. He does not look  too happy on the videoís I have seen of him!

Does anyone really know if his predictions come true?

Why is a ground hog called a ground hog?  I understand the ground part, but they donít look like any of the hogs I have seen.

An interesting fact I learned from the website is that a ground hog can whistle when alarmed.  I wonder if Phil whistles when they wake him from his hibernation on Feb. 2.

Written by Dave.