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The greatest holiday of the year.

Groundhog Day

Phil saw his shadow!

Spring is close.


All Hail the Mighty Groundhog
Se'er of Se'ers
Prognosticator of Prosnosticators
The Truly Great and Wonderous
Punxsutawney Phil
HAIL
HAIL
HAIL

and some say its also knows as Candlemas Day and

If Candlemas day is bright and clear
ther'll be 2 winters in the year
but if Candlemas day is cloudy and grey
Spring will arrive about any day


Happy Groundhog Day folks.


Some here may lean toward reports from Gen. Beauregard Lee. Keep in mind Phil has him here to keep an eye on and report back regarding the gulf and storm activity. He does not do any predicting. He only collects info and reports. Local TV channels may call him a predictor but that he does not do.

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That place and ceremony is every bit as weird as portrayed in the movie.

Also, Phil 'chooses' between two scrolls placed on a log.
 

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That place and ceremony is every bit as weird as portrayed in the movie.
Yes, I've actually been in Punxsutawne, PA. Only because it was close to where the ex-inlaws lived. Yes, it's weird and creepy. Bill Murray should have been born there! :lol:
 

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Yes, I've actually been in Punxsutawne, PA. Only because it was close to where the ex-inlaws lived. Yes, it's weird and creepy. Bill Murray should have been born there! :lol:
I was living in Indiana PA for 6 months a few a years ago when Groundhog day was a Saturday. Being responsible construction field supervisory staff we got a party bus/van, loaded it up with booze and proceeded to all night it until the big reveal in the 15* weather the next morning. We passed the bottle of fireball around to survive. I remember having long underwear, pants, bibbs, insulated boots and neither that nor the booze was enough to provide warmth.
 

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Keep rubbing it in. I ordered a new rifle a week ago, and it's still not here yet. Tikka T3 in 22-250, left hand, which is a classic groundhog caliber. I've got rings and a Swarovski 3-10 to mount on it, 200 rounds of factory ammo, some Lapua brass, Redding dies, etc. on order, I ain't takin no crap from a rodent.
 

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FYI they are excellent dinner. Basically salt/pepper rub or your spice preference and fry in a bit of bacon grease. For breakfast do a bit of bacon first then the whistlepig then the eggs.

They drink no water so no pollution ingested there and simply grass eaters for both food and fluid intake. A really clean meat that is quite tasty.

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I've probably eat worse. back when I was a starving college student a pigeon landed on the roof of my humble rental abode. totally bad career move. pigeon ain't nothing but a dove on steroids.
 

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I could say they taste like chicken but that would be inaccurate. The taste like whistlepig. AKA groundhog, woodchuck, field rat and others.

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That's got some possibilities, but I think the new rifle will be dedicated to dangerous big game, I've been eyeball to eyeball with an enraged armadillo in a palmetto thicket. If you ever find yourself in such a situation,the old adage about using enough gun will immediatiately come to mind,
 

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I've been eyeball to eyeball with an enraged armadillo in a palmetto thicket.
As long as I am east of the Mississippi I carry a .357 on woods adventures. If that ain't enough I am in the wrong part of the woods. And it is too far east.

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