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'Chuckles' the groundhog pardoned following Suffield arrest

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Chuckles was pardoned by the Suffield Police Department on Thursday afternoon. (WFSB photo) Chuckles was pardoned by the Suffield Police Department on Thursday afternoon. (WFSB photo)
SUFFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

She's been the talk of Connecticut since her declaration that there would be an early spring.

Thursday, however, Chuckles the groundhog was pardoned as part of a ceremony in Suffield.

Since Connecticut's official groundhog made her Groundhog Day prediction, the state has seen a number of winter storms.

As a result, the Suffield Police Department jokingly posted to social media that Chuckles was taken into custody on a warrant for making a false statement.

It also posted about a bond set for the groundhog, the donated money for which went to the Lutz Children's Museum in Manchester.

Thursday, the department held a pardoning ceremony around 12:30 p.m. where First Selectwoman Melissa Mack granted a full pardon.

The hope is that the event will turn into a little fundraising effort for the museum.

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