Seeing that this is “Furry Friday”, here’s another animal update. Zita Keeley from “All I do is Wine” sent these photos in of one of the Hoboken Groundhogs just chilling out in some kind of draining ditch over near the Stevens campus on 6th and Hudson Street. I guess that’s his version of sitting near the PATH and watching “The Parade”.
With Groundhog Day about two weeks in the past, I forgot to mention our own furry friend milling about town. This goes along with our other various creatures such as the menacing Opossum and the fearless Hawk and the sad & injured mystery bird that have been mentioned previously. A few more wild animals, and I’ll have to create the “Hoboken Zoo” category. Oh wait, that’s going to be the St. Patrick’s Day parade (doh!)
Hoboken411 reader Cristina said she saw our waddling buddy climbing a tree recently on 7th and Hudson on the Stevens property.
Seeing that this big snowstorm is turning into more of a slushy event, maybe our groundhog didn’t see his shadow either? And what should we name him?
Below are the top 3 names beginning with the letter “H” in 2005 paired together with “Hoboken”. Do they sound right?:
- Hoboken Hayden – Sounds too trendy. I don’t think he’d like to wear a pink polo with the collar up.
- Hoboken Hunter – Doesn’t sound like a groundhog.
- Hoboken Henry – I like this one the best.
Here’s “Hoboken Henry” by the stairs between Stevens and Sinatra Drive.
FYI – Here are the stats for notorious groundhogs this year:
- 6 more weeks of winter — Jimmy the Groundhog, Holtsville Hal, Dunkirk Dave, Sir Walter Wally
- Early Spring — Punxsutawney Phil, Staten Island Chuck, Wiarton Willie, Shubenacadie Sam and General Beauregard Lee of Georgia, Malverne Mel, Buckeye Chuck, Spanish Joe