The LA Times (here) reports that predicting the weather wrong in Ohio might be more dangerous than one thinks. You might laugh, but one might just end up being faced with a death sentence. Continuing with the the joke, they report:
Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser was apparently so enraged by this year’s lengthy winter that he issued an indictment against Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog who just a few months ago dared to predict an early spring.
Don’t blame poor Phil, maybe next time we wait thirteen days and get a second opinion. After all, February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord according to the New Style. According to the church’s calendar, however, it’s on February 15th and in Serbia, more specifically in the southern Backa village of Banostor, in a wild animal shelter the bears would not even come out of their den on that day. A clear indication of only one thing: 40 more days of winter.