Thursday, February 2, 2012

Coventry Wildlife is back!!!!

After a major computer issue, that is we didn't have one, Coventry Wildlife is back!  And what better day to come back than ground hog day.  Punxsutawney Phil was out and about today and that rodent saw his shadow, again!  The prognosticator of prognosticators says there will be 6 more weeks of winter.  Well Phil, it was almost 60 degrees today so we will see about that.  Most people know groundhog day started here in PA but it is rather strange.   The first official Groundhog Day celebration took place on February 2, 1887, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. It was the brainchild of local newspaper editor Clymer Freas, who sold a group of businessmen and groundhog hunters—known collectively as the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club—on the idea. The men trekked to a site called Gobbler’s Knob, where the inaugural groundhog became the bearer of bad news when he saw his shadow.  Did you know there are other prognosticating ground hogs?  They are Staten Island Chuck and Wiarton Willie. 

Phil is above, looking good.

Staten Island Chuck with Mayor Bloomberg in NY.

Wiarton Willie

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