Punxsy Phil Wanted By County Sheriff’s Department

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (EYT) — One county sheriff’s department in Pennsylvania has taken a humorous approach to the heavy snows that have fallen there recently.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, located in the Poconos in northeast Pennsylvania, recently posted a wanted poster on its Facebook page for the world-renowned weather prognosticator, Punxsy Phil.

Punxsy Phil predicted six more weeks of winter when he emerged from his den on February 2.

But, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says that expired last week and a spring snowstorm dumped several more inches of snow on the region Wednesday and Thursday.

According to triblive.com, Cpl. Scott Martin told WBRE-TV he created the poster and placed it on the “wanted wall” because he is sick of snow in the spring.

The poster claimed Phil is wanted for deception.

Phil is described as having “brown and grey hair, brown eyes, and sharp teeth.”

Records dating to 1887 show Phil has predicted more winter 103 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times.

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