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Does Mayor Mike Still Have Grudge Against S.I. Chuck?

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds Staten Island Chuck at the Staten Island Zoo on Groundhog Day - Staten Island, NY - Feb 2, 2011 - Photo: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds Staten Island Chuck at the Staten Island Zoo on Groundhog Day – Staten Island, NY – Feb 2, 2011 – Photo: Edward Reed / Mayor’s Office

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vs. Staten Island Chuck – the saga continues.

At the end of Wednesday’s Groundhog Day ceremony, Bloomberg had some choice words for the toothy, weather-prediciting rodent.


WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb has comment from Mayor Mike

Off-mic and unaware it was being recorded, his honor called the animal a son of a something we really shouldn’t be printing here.

When a Reporter asked him about the salty words, he said, “I don’t think that’s correct. I didn’t use any salty language at Groundhog Day whatsoever.”

But as he thought about it further…

“I don’t think I used any salty language. On the other hand, I think it’s also true that you really don’t have standing to talk about this unless you have been personally bitten by a groundhog. Those of us that have, have an ability┬áto understand the issue, to address it clearly.”

He added, we ask forgiveness for the rodents that do these dastardly things.

In 2009, Chuck bit the mayor.

VIDEO FROM 2009: