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New Connecticut State Groundhog Announced

Connecticut Chuckles VIII is the next in a long line of weather-predicting rodents. She will be sworn in as the official Connecticut State Groundhog on February 2, 2013.

Manchester has been Chuckles-less since the death of Chuckles VII in early March, and the state has been without its own weather predicting groundhog since then as well. 

But all that changed Friday when the Lutz Children's Museum, where iterations of Chuckles have made their home through the years, announced that it has selected a new official state groundhog - Connecticut Chuckles VIII. 

Connecticut Chuckles VIII, a female, will be sworn in as the official Connecticut State Groundhog on Groundhog Day Feb. 2, 2013. 

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Museum officials said that, like all animals the Lutz Children's Museum cares for, Connecticut Chuckles VIII sustained a serious injury and can no longer care for herself. The Lutz Children's Museum accepts certain injured wildlife from licensed rehabilitators or veterinarians and provides them with a safe new home.

James Bond September 22, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Metophor;Another gov.employee suckin' off the tax payers dime.He even has an entitlement tile,Charles the 7th.
Frank September 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM
SHe looks like a cute baby chuckles, adorable... however I have like 10 possible chuckles ruining the yards and gardens in my neighborhood, can we just bring them to lutz and have a whole army of chuckles?
James Bond September 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I got a 'chuckle' out of that one Frank.

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