This just in: Groundhogs have teeth

That is a fact which New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to have forgotten this morning:

Perhaps lashing out against budget cuts for local zoos, or perhaps just because he wasn’t ready to be awakened from his winter nap, Staten Island Chuck took a nibble out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hand during this morning’s Groundhog Day festivities at the Staten Island Zoo.

“His hand was nicked,” a Bloomberg spokesman said. The mayor is up to date on his Tetanus shot, so he simply washed his wounded finger and put on a bandage.

(Video of the shocking groundhog attack is available at the link.)

Word is coming down that in response, Mayor Bloomberg is going to propose new taxes on groundhogs, groundhog food, people who own groundhogs, everybody who lives on Staten Island, and teeth.

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One Response to “This just in: Groundhogs have teeth”

  1. Mike Licht Says:

    At the time its groundhog was biting Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Staten Island Zoo was running a Blood Drive.

    Marmota monax, nature’s phlebotomist.

    See http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/blood-thirsty-beast-bites-bloomberg/


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