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Groundhog bites Bloomberg at ceremony

Mayor Michael Bloomberg paid a visit to an apparently-disgruntled constituent nicknamed 'Staten Island Chuck' on Groundhog's Day -- and got bit for his trouble.

Staten Island's famous groundhog, Charles G. Hogg, inexplicablybit Mayor Bloomberg during his annual holiday ceremony onMonday, drawing blood from the billionaire.

Said Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser: "It nicked hishand."

Bloomberg wrapped the cut with a napkin until he could checkwith his doctor.

He was told there was no risk of rabies. The 2-year-old animalwas born and raised in captivity and has had no interaction withother animals.

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