The little hairy rodent predicted something and the tourist industry rejoiced at the positive outcome.
Wrap up warm America because a fat bellied rodent in Pennsylvania has just made his prediction.
ITS NOT GOOD NEWS
Yes the world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow this morning in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Christ on a bike! If I see my shadow early in the day I often feel like retreating back into solitude for at least another six hours.
Thousands of fans watched as Phil vacated his Gobblers Knob hole and made his highly anticipated weather prediction, commemorating 129 years of Pennsylvania's unique Groundhog Day tradition.
According to holiday folklore, if the groundhog emerges in the early morning on this day and does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of wintry weather are expected.
The annual event that started with a small group of perhaps bored or just crazy gentlemen who were known as the Inner Circle now attracts up to 30,000 visitors to Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, located about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Still, I suppose the Tourist Industry in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County must be congratulated on cashing in on what others see as a nuisance animal . Thank you folks and come again next year, and the next and the next and ......please exit through the gift shop.