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Quebec’s Fred la Marmotte dies before Groundhog Day prediction: ‘He had no vital signs’

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The hairy forecaster of Quebec, Fred La Marmottedied before revealing his predictions for Groundhog Day 2023.

the organizer of Val d’Espoir At the event, Robert Blondin made a tragic announcement in front of a crowd of waiting spectators.

“He had no vital signs when I went to wake him up last night,” Blondin said.

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Despite the loss of the beloved groundhog, the annual celebration continued in the cold.

The famous Whistle Pig, who died at the age of nine, was honored with a stuffed animal toy.

Forecasts made by the volunteer children’s committee confirmed that there are six more weeks of winter to come.

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Fred La Marmotte in 2018.


Last year, weather-sensitive rodents predicted another six weeks of winter. In 2022, Fred worked from home again due to his COVID-19 pandemic, so only a few people were in the annual tradition. The event was broadcast brightly and early on his television in the community for the citizens of Quebec to see.

Blondin have announced that the annual event, dating back to 2009, will continue next year with Fred’s successor, Fred Junior.

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marmot dayAccording to lore, when a groundhog emerges from its burrow and no shadow is seen, spring is near. If he sees a shadow and retreats, he can expect another six weeks of winter.

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Nova Scotia’s most famous groundhog, Shubenacadie Sam, Apparently I saw her shadow this morning When she emerges from a snowy enclosure at a wildlife park north of Halifax.

Meanwhile, Willie was brought out on stage in Weirton, Ontario. in a plexiglass box. He heralded the arrival of spring.

Using files from The Canadian Press

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