Controversy has erupted in Gobblers Knob, as sources have come forward, charging that the groundhog that predicted an early spring was not the famous, and well-known, Punxsutawney Phil.
"Phil notified his handlers days before the event," a source close to the event at Gobblers Knob offered, "that he was not going to come out, that he was sympathetic to the protesters in Egypt and wouldn't come out until President Hosni Mubarak left office."
This caused a whirlwind of activity, running up to just hours before the big, public event, of the groundhog's handlers searching feverishly for another groundhog that could stand in, and look like, the famous prognosticator.
Officials at Gobblers Knob refused to comment on the charges.
When reached, protesters in Cairo were pleased that they have the support of an American icon.
"The day we have a free Egypt, we'll bring him over here to celebrate with us." gushed one protester.
This isn't the first time questions have been raised, as in 2005, charges were brought up that Punxsutawney Phil lied about seeing his shadow.
More as this story develops.
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