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    Wiarton Willie

    He handled himself every year with grace and dignity

    http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/...-is-dead-at-13





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    RIP, Wiarton.

    13 is a pretty good run for a groundhog, let alone an albino groundhog.
    That's about like 2.5 years in dog years; but not even a wink or a nod in sedimentary rock years.
    Throwing feces.

    Just. Don't. Do. It.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    RIP, Wiarton.

    13 is a pretty good run for a groundhog, let alone an albino groundhog.
    That's about like 2.5 years in dog years; but not even a wink or a nod in sedimentary rock years.
    average life span is 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    average life span is 4 years.
    Dang - then 13 is an exceptionally good run for an albino groundhog.

    You know, with such a short life span; it's a damned shame that they have to spend so much of it in captivity prognosticating the weather.
    I think we should call upon the government to provide massive funding to the scientific community so that they can pull together all of the best and brightest minds - and give those guys a blank check - so that they can come up with some alternative method of predicting the weather that will be at least somewhat as accurate as what we got from the aged groundhog.

    Maybe do some studies of the way pigeons fly before a cold snap or something like that.
    Or maybe paint some popsicle sticks black on one side, red on the other and toss them to the ground; see which colors come up the most and what the weather does in the weeks afterwards; and then use that going forward, you know; science.

    Yeah - something that involves studies and data-sets and scientific stuff like that; and then only use technologically savvy groundhogs to verify the conclusions.
    Throwing feces.

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    Oh. Canada.
    "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others" Pericles

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    Canada has a sad.
    Carolyn(1958-2009) always in my heart.

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