All the groundhogs say it will be an early spring

All the groundhogs say it will be an early spring

Phil

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Okay, campers, rise and shine and feel free to leave your booties at home because it’s not going to be cold for much longer.

This morning, the famous weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, thereby predicting an early spring season, according to local news station WKYC.

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The prediction is somewhat historic, as Phil has only failed to see his shadow 18 times since 1887.

Phil isn’t the only one, eitherStaten Island’s weather groundhog, Chuck, also failed to see his shadow

Since 1988, Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions have been correct 13 times and incorrect 15 times. Read more…

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Poor Canadian groundhog dies right before groundhog day

Poor Canadian groundhog dies right before groundhog day

Winnipegwillow

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Groundhogs might be able to predict the weather, but — sadly — they can’t always predict their own death.

Winnipeg Willow, a groundhog at the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, was all ready for her annual ‘Groundhog Day’ performance. But on Saturday, just days before her big reveal, Willow passed away. It is suspected she died of old groundhog age

Willow was a celebrity at the Rehabilitation Center where she resided. She moved to the center after breaking her leg in the wild, and stayed there after making friends with humans on staff. When not predicting the weather, Willow spent her days visiting students at a nearby school. Read more…

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