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Sheriff Puts Punxsutawney Phil On "Wanted" List

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted ... groundhog.

A Pennsylvania sheriff's officer has put up a wanted poster for Phil.

The handlers of the groundhog last month said the furry rodent called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says that expired last week, yet a spring storm brought more snow to the Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday.

Cpl. Scott Martin told a local television station that he created the poster and placed it on the "wanted wall" because he is sick of snow.

The poster claims Phil is wanted for deception. Phil is described as having "brown and grey hair, brown eyes, sharp teeth." The poster jokingly asks anyone who sees Punxsutawney Phil to turn him in.

Records dating to 1887 show Phil has predicted more winter 103 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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