Last year, mayor DiBlasio kills one Now, one of the fuckers bites the Mayor of Wisconsin Mayor in Wisconsin bitten in the ear by groundhog during Groundhog Day celebration (VIDEO) Mayor Jonathan Freund of Sun Prairie got too close to Jimmy the groundhog during the city's annual celebration. Adding insult to injury, Jimmy's handlers later said the mayor translated the groundhog's weather prediction wrong. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Christopher Mertes/AP Sun Prairie Mayor Jonathan Freund, left, leans in for Jimmy's prognostication just before being bitten by the groundhog during the Groundhog Day celebration. A mayor in Wisconsin has learned a valuable lesson about his city's weather-predicting critter: Don't get too close. Jimmy, the official groundhog in Sun Prairie, bit the mayor's ear during a Groundhog Day celebration on Monday. The groundhog's handler was holding the animal next to Mayor Jonathan Freund's face when it promptly bit down on his ear. Freund flinched, but he went on with his declaration that Jimmy had predicted an early spring. WISC-TV reports that the Groundhog Day celebration became even more precarious when Jimmy's handlers, Jerry and Maria Hahn, said the mayor had gotten it wrong and that there would be six more weeks of winter. Then the city later issued a statement saying only the mayor can translate Jimmy's prediction.