Sheriff’s officer accuses groundhog of deception
Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted ... groundhog.
A Pennsylvania sheriff’s officer has put up a wanted poster for Phil.
In February, the handlers of the groundhog said the furry rodent called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says that expired recently, yet a spring storm brought more snow to the Northeast.
Cpl. Scott Martin tells WBRE-TV he created the poster and placed it on the “wanted wall” because he is sick of snow in the spring.
The poster claims Phil is wanted for deception. Phil is described as having “brown and grey hair, brown eyes, sharp teeth.”
Records dating to 1887 show Phil has predicted more winter 103 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times.
Cat-and-mouse game: Mountain lion roams California backyards
A mountain lion roamed through backyards in a neighborhood outside Los Angeles before wildlife officers tranquilized it.
The lion was spotted on a recent morning in the eastern Los Angeles County community of Azusa, near the San Gabriel Mountains wilderness.
TV news helicopters showed it pawing at the door of a home and jumping onto the roof of a shed, then leaping over a fence.
Azusa police contained the big cat until wildlife officers arrived and used social media to warn residents to stay indoors.
After being tranquilized, the sleeping lion was loaded onto a pickup truck to be moved out of the neighborhood.
Orange snow? Rare meeting over Europe
Orange snow recently fell in parts of eastern Europe after a rare meeting of Siberia and the Sahara.
Meteorologists say the snow from Siberia collided with dust-filled wind from the Sahara desert in Africa.
The orange snow has been spotted on mountains in Russia’s Sochi region, farther east in Georgia’s Adzharia region and at Romania’s Danube port of Galati.
Some skiers have posted photos on social media joking that they were on Mars, not a mountain.