Punxsutawney Phil Wanted in New Hampshire, Police Post Arrest Warrant

Feb 11, 2015 at 4:36 pm |

Punxsutawney Phil greets admirers while handler John Griffiths holds him after he saw his shadow predicting 6 more weeks of winter during

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Nothing says jail time like portending six more weeks of winter does.

Phil the groundhog has really dug himself a hole after seeing his shadow on February 2.

And this isn’t the first time that Phil has been in trouble. It was just last year that prosecuting attorney of Butler County, Ohio sought the death penalty for Phil after he predicted an early spring and we wound up having a longer winter.

With the Northeast getting feet and feet of snow this winter, people are outraged. So who’s to blame? Why that pesky little groundhog of course.

The Merrimack Police Department wrote in a Facebook post today (Feb. 11):

We have received several complaints from the public that this little varmint is held up in a hole, warm and toasty. He told several people that winter would last six more weeks, however he failed to disclose that it would consist of mountains of snow!

If you see him, do not approach him, as he is armed and dangerous. Call Merrimack Police – we will certainly take him into custody!

Ok, ok. So Phil most likely isn’t responsible for all of the snow and the blizzards hitting the East Coast. But there is one thing we can agree on: what’s more adorable than this little guy?!

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the top hat of his handler after Phil did not see his shadow and predicting an early spring

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Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day and now he’s in big trouble. If captured, what charges might he face?