Friday, July 27, 2012

Groundhog Civil War Culprits

From the July 9th Chronicle.

OK, Bill Murray was sure his groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil (actually Woodstock Willie) was the reason he was stuck forever in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (actually Woodstock, Illinois).  But these groundhogs, AKA woodchucks, are real crooks...and the police have proof!!

The people running a cemetery in Hudson, New York, (population 7,000 on the Hudson River about 30 miles south of Albany) were wondering who was responsible for a recent rash of flag thefts from Civil War graves.  Around 75 went missing leading up to and following the 4th of July.

It turns out that the flags were coated with a substance that attracts groundhogs. Police used cameras that confirmed that the flags were now in woodchich burrows.

How Many Flags Can a Woodchuck Chuck?  --Old Secesh

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