A few years back there was a contest for artists to design and create different Punxsutawney Phil statues and today you can see these large statues in front of businesses all around town.
Yet another bank Phil known by some as Rainy Day Phil (as in save for a…). I refer to him as Penny Pincher Phil.
One of the most notorious Phil statues is referred to locally as “Phallic Phil.” I’ll let you decide why and put the location at the bottom of this story so you can guess where they placed this one.
This one was taken earlier this week – it isn’t so clear – and shows a strategically placed thorn bush.
In this photo you can clearly see how Phallic Phil got his name and probably why he has such a big smile!
Every type of business has taken on one of the Phil statues.
Where would a weather marmot be without a newspaper and reporters ready to spread his predictions?
Have you guessed where Phallic Phil is located? Is there a house of ill repute in Punxy?
Well here is a final photograph taken from an angle where you can see where they decided to place Phallic Phil.
The actual location is just to the side of the Emergency Entrance. By the way, Punxsutawney Hospital is a pretty good small town hospital – don’t judge it by Phallic Phil.
By the way, on close inspection you can see that what Phallic Phil is so proud of is actually a flower. A flower, of course is also a sex organ.
For those of you who don’t know, Phil the groundhog is technically a Marmota monax, a.k.a. whistle-pig, or wood chuck (as in how much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?)
Groundhogs don’t chuck wood, they eat grass, raid gardens, leave dangerous holes in pastures which can break a horse’s leg, and make up a good percentage of the local road kill population.