Connecticut’s beloved groundhog Chuckles has had last laugh
A few years ago, The Lutz Museum, where I personally spent many a childhood afternoon adopted an injured groundhog that was hit by a car. Unfortunately, Molly, better known as “Chuckles”, was never able to fully recover from injuries sustained from that accident and passed away earlier today. “She will be fondly remebered by staff at the museum, her friends at Bolton Veterinary Hospital, and her thousands of adoring fans,” according to the Lutz Museum’s Facebook Page. About a month and a half ago, Chuckles declared winter over, whereas Punxsutawney Phil declared 6 more weeks of winter…and he’s supposed to be the expert…sheesh!
At any rate, although the Lutz Museum has already begun their search for a new groundhog, they will only accept animals who are unable to survive in the wild on their own. So next year instead of a groundhog, we may be learning about winter vs. spring from Bounce the Chinchilla, Donald the Rooster or one the Lutz’s other animal friends!
If you have children or know children, and you haven’t taken them to the Lutz yet DOOOO ITTTT! Although their amazing playscape was deconstructed a few years back because some jerk-off sued on account of his kid falling down (like all kids do 50 times a day), the inside of the museum is still a wonderfully interactive place for kids to be creative and learn about the nature and agriculture of the state they live in!