According to local records, Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on February 2nd about 85% of the time… Like all groundhogs, Phil is a mammal from the order Rodentia (rodents) and the genus Marmota (marmots). Groundhogs are also known as woodchucks… His handlers insist, whimsically, that Punxsutawney Phil is over 100 years old and that he drinks an “elixir of life” each year which adds seven more years to his life. In reality, groundhogs have a typical lifespan of about six years.
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