Unusual groundhog gathering at U.B.

Posted at 8:00 AM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 08:00:48-05

For more than three decades there has been an annual Groundhog Day celebration at the University at Buffalo.

It was started by a former staff member of the geology department Dave Borden and features a fuzzy rodent by the name of Ridge Lea Larry.

Larry has held up pretty well over the years, considering the groundhog was purchased by Dave from a taxidermist back in the early 80s.

The yearly get together features a cookout sponsored by the U.B.'s Geology department. It ends with a prediction by Larry delivered to the crowd by his handler.

This year Dave Borden put sunglasses on his pal and proclaimed, "Six more weeks of Winter."





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