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A Town Had to Cancel Its Groundhog Day Event After Its Groundhog Died

Punxsutawney Phil is the groundhog everyone pays attention to.  But lots of other towns have their own weather-predicting rodents.  Including Milltown, New Jersey.



They’ve got a groundhog named Milltown Mel who also predicts if it’ll be an early spring.  But they had to cancel their event this year . . . because Mel just passed away.



They announced his death on Facebook and said they couldn’t find a replacement groundhog in time.  So they had no choice but to cancel the event.  The good news is they say Mel lived a pretty long life for a groundhog.  His exact age isn’t clear, but they only live around three years in the wild.


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