A year ago, during the annual Groundhog Day ceremony, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped a groundhog named Charlotte. A week later, the groundhog was dead.

The unfortunate incident wasn’t enough to keep PETA from making de Blasio their 2014 Person of the Year.

Officials saw to it that something similar would not happen again this year:

The groundhog was kept safely separated from the mayor.

They got something wrong:

Seems totally backwards, doesn’t it?



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