... extinguish that Punxsutawney rodent ...
QUITE a few years ago, Geets Romo and Pete Griffin of CFNY in Brampton did a few numbers on a local groundhog, unnamed so far as I recall. Geets was on location to see if the rodent would see its shadow ... now, remember sunshine = see shadow = more winter ... and the weather was indeed sunny. So let's pick it up as Pete asks,
PETE: What is happening, Geets?
GEETS: I can see a fuzzy head peeping out of the burrow, Pete. Now his whole head is out of the burrow ... and he has climbed out and is facing toward the sun ... oh, no, Pete, he is starting to turn around ... BLAM!!!
GEETS: Pete, I got him. He never saw his shadow, so it's an early spring for us!
The next year, I think, Geets took a busload of tourists to a local meadow to see the groundhog, and clumsily parked his bus ON the groundhog. Mission accomplished, because again the groundhog did not see his shadow.
I am pleased that the balmy weather reached you.
The next batch might be a tad damp, but I will do my best.