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Staten Island Chuck (Charlotte)

5 x 5 inches, Oil on Gessoboard - $ 75.

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This groundhog enjoyed corn on the cob, a photo-op and lots of fanfare the day before Groundhog Day 2014.  On that day, a $ 40000. grant from the Investor's Bank was given to the zoo that cared for him and his family  But...

On Groundhog Day 2014, during the photo opportunity with Mayor Bill deBlasio, the poor little creature wriggled out of the mayor's grip and fell about six feet.  But even though the groundhog hit head first, it righted itself, saw it's shadow, then scurried off to the safety of it's shelter.  But...

One week later, that groundhog died of internal injuries.  This information was kept from the public and the mayor by the Zoo, until January 2015.  Also revealed was the fact that Staten Island Chuck was really a Charlotte.  

Sometimes, things like this have to happen so that they don't happen again.

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