Posted at: 03/26/2013 6:23 AM
By: Associated Press
Don't blame Punxsutawney Phil.
Bill Deeley, the president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, says Phil rightly predicted six more weeks of winter last month, but it was he, a human, who mistakenly announced an early spring because he failed to correctly interpret Phil's "groundhog-ese."
Butler County, Ohio, prosecutor Mike Gmoser, who light-heartedly filed a criminal indictment against Phil for fraud, says he's reconsidering the charges now that Deeley is taking the rap.