PETA proposes robotic groundhog for Pa. festival

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, is held up by his handlers in Punxsutawney, Pa., Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. The groundhog's full name is actually "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary." It was so proclaimed by the "Punxsutawney Groundhog Club" in 1887, the same year they declared Punxsutawney to be the weather capital of the world. (Information: about.com/ AP Photo)

January 27, 2010 7:42:12 AM PST
An animal rights group wants organizers of Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day festival to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a robotic stand-in.

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