Canadian groundhogs predict early spring
Thursday, February 02 2012 @ 02:41 PM EST
Contributed by: jkr
The fun side of wildlife news ...............
The Canadian Press
WIARTON, Ont. — Two out of three of Canada's furry forecasters are calling for an early spring.
Ontario's Wiarton Willie and Nova Scotia's prognosticating rodent Shubenacadie Sam didn't see their shadows when they emerged on Thursday morning.
But Manitoba's lesser known woodchuck, Winnipeg Willow, is siding with Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil, who is calling for six more weeks of winter.
Folklore has it that if a groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog Day he'll flee to his burrow, heralding six more weeks of winter, and if he doesn't, it means spring's around the corner.