An albino groundhog
who lived in Wiarton
, Ontario, famed for prognosticating the end of winter on Groundhog
in an advanced
state of decomposition in February of 1999, Wiarton Willie
was was given a grand funeral wherein a plush toy stood in for his body. A replacement (Wee Willie
) was later sought out, and a limited edition Beanie
Baby was released. A statue
in a harbourside park in Wiarton
, is said to look like an erect penis from the harbour. The entire history of Wiarton Willie
is doused in oddity and shenanigans.
I went down to the harbour to see that statue
of Wiarton Willie; yeah, I see what you're talking about.