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During the Groundhog Day celebration on Monday, the handler of Jimmy the Groundhog was putting him up to the ear of Mayor Jonathan Freund, so Jimmy could "whisper" his weather prediction to the mayor. Of course. But either Jimmy was grumpy from being woken up on a cold February morning, or he just doesn't like the mayor, because instead of giving his little groundhog forecast, he bit the ear of the mayor!


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