I would also like to point out that I think Phil is an imposter. Afterall, how could a ground hog live so many years and observe... his nose is different. Unless they gave him plastic surgery to keep up his good, chubby looks.
Moreover, the normal life expectancy of a ground hog, or whistle-pig is about 10-14 years. In Wyoming, it's about 2 years and we refer to them as the devil land beaver. We have been foiled and bamboozled. Phil is dead. This is Petey or something.
You decide. Spring is sprung, but I beg to differ. Winter.Is.On.
So...go outside and run your lungs out...or something. You might reach spring someday.
And shoot the damn ground hog, don't wave a stick at it!