On Tuesday, Potomac Phil predicted six more months of winter and political gridlock. The taxidermy rodent is a crowd favorite at Dupont Festival’s annual Groundhog Day celebration. But he’s no ordinary critter – he can predict the weather as well as the upcoming political climate.
“It’s fun to see people’s reactions,” Silvia Eberly said as she played her harmonika. “Early in the morning most people are thinking of school and work, most people have groundhogs in the back of their mind.”
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