NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The groundhog might see his shadow on Feb. 2, but he won’t be seeing Mayor Bill de Blasio.
A year after a groundhog slipped from de Blasio’s grasp during the annual Staten Island Zoo Groundhog Day ceremony, the zoo is reportedly making a change to prevent the mayor from handling the animal.READ MORE: NYPD: Wounded Officer Wilbert Mora Transferred To NYU Langone Medical Center, Still In Critical Condition
The New York Post reported Tuesday that the zoo is changing its ceremony this February so the mayor won’t pick up the animal. Instead, it will be in a plastic case. A spokesman at the zoo declined to comment.