Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Forget Phil, Meet Filippe

Yesterday may have been Punxsutawney Phil's day in the spotlight, but I think Florida should have its own animal to predict the weather forecast. I propose Frostproof Filippe. Forget groundhogs, in Florida we have gopher tortoises. Wouldn't it be great if every Feb. 2, Frostproof Filippe, our own celebrity gopher tortoise, would crawl out from his burrow to make his prediction. If he sees his shadow, then he knows he's still in Florida where our winter will bring a cold snap every couple of weeks with lows in the 40s and highs in the low 70s most days through March. If he doesn't see his shadow, he's still in Florida and it's probably going to rain that day. 

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