Monday, February 2

He should bite him for that

You know, if I didn't live in Arizona, i.e. The Land of No Real Winter, I'd probably be disappointed by our friend, Punxsutawney Phil. According to The Groundhog Club, Phil did indeed see his shadow this morning, thereby predicting that winter will last another six weeks.
Here is Ben Hughes, handler of the weather-predicting groundhog, holding Phil in the air after removing him from his stump at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
I can't help but feel like this photo is borderline animal abuse. Poor little Phil, just hanging out in his little "stump," chilling through his morning, and then, BOOM! This person reaches into his living room, pulls him out of his cozy space and into the brightness of day (cloudy or not), and then holds him up for the world to photograph. It's just ... ... weird. What a bizarre little ritual.

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