Sunday, February 04, 2007

More Ground Hog News

Morning Marty,

More news from Canadian Groundhog News (CGHN)

After sending you the email of the most famous of groundhogs I received an equal opportunity complaint from the Cajuns of Louisiana apparently they have a ground hog as well his name is......

Pierre C. Shadeaux (see picture) from New Iberia Louisiana

Of course being Cajun he is usually shows up late

Honorable mention goes out to Buckeye Chuck of Pennsylvania and to Jimmy the Groundhog???? of Wisconsin who by the way claim to be the true Groundhog Capital of the World.

According to CGHN other Ground Hogs include:
Connecticut Chuckles of Manchester, Connecticut
Wiarton Willie of South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
Holland Huckleberry of Holland, Ohio
General Beauregard Lee of Liburn, Georgia
Pee Wee of Mile Square Farm, Vermont
Birmingham Bill of Birmingham, Alabama
Sir Walter Wally of Raleigh, North Carolina
Birmingham Bill of Birmingham, Alabama
Unadilla Bill of Unadilla, Nebraska
Staten Island Chuck of Staten Island, New York
Octorara Orphie of Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Cloudy of Brookfield, Illinois
and more .....

Of note Ground Hog Central says of Pierre C. Shadeaux of New Iberia, Louisianna: "Those who are familiar with the history of the local Cajun Groundhog will recall how Pierre considers himself much more civilized than some of the other weather predicting animals, especially that Yankee groundhog up in Pennsylvania. That's why Pierre usually makes his prediction after 8 a.m. on Groundhog Day, while others get out at sunrise to make their predictions."

Then there is Furby the Wonder Chicken of Vancouver, British Columbia - GHCN says "From Ground Chicken Central in Vancouver BC Canada. Furby took on the equal opportunity title of "Official Ground Chicken."
Yes this is a chicken.

Bob H

You forgot about Woodstock Willie (Illinois)

Thanks Bob H.

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