Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Oh my gosh! A groundhog bit Mayor Bloomberg!

This is all kinds of wrong. And what happens when we force poor hibernating groundhogs to be meteorologists.

From newsday.com:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg paid a visit to an apparently-disgruntled constituent nicknamed 'Staten Island Chuck' on Groundhog's Day -- and got bit for his trouble.

Staten Island's famous groundhog, Charles G. Hogg, inexplicably bit Mayor Bloomberg during his annual holiday ceremony on Monday, drawing blood from the billionaire.

Said Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser: "It nicked his hand."

Bloomberg wrapped the cut with a napkin until he could check with his doctor.

He was told there was no risk of rabies. The 2-year-old animal was born and raised in captivity and has had no interaction with other animals.


Christina said...

Ugh. I'd probably bite him, too. Why is he picking the groundhog up in the first place?

Stacy said...

yeah....I thought it was all about the groundhog seeing his shadow, no?