Groundhog Getaway

04.09.09 | Terry Diener

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The world's most famous groundhog keeps trying to escape from his home, but he has not gotten very far. Punxsutawney Phil emerges each year on February 2nd - Groundhog Day - to check for his shadow. The rest of the year, he stays in a man-made den at the Punxsutawney Library. But library workers say the groundhog has gotten out of the structure three times in the past two weeks.

Somehow, the groundhog climbs into the library's ceiling and travels about 50 feet before dropping into some library offices. So far, Phil has not been hurt and has been returned to his den each time. Still, workers are hoping to put a stop to the escapes before Phil is not so fortunate.