Mayor Mike Bloomberg isn’t the type to forgive and forget. Two years ago, New York’s official Groundhog Day groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, bit the mayor during the annual weather forecasting ceremony.
This year, the Staten Island zoo equipped the groundhog hutch with a special plunger to automatically eject Staten Island Chuck at the appointed time.
“I love the plunger,” Bloomberg, said on tape, “That was so much better than having to reach in and let the little sonofabitch bite you.”
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