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Will winter end soon? Canadian groundhogs split on spring calls

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Canada’s Most Famous Groundhogs Have All Seen This Eye-to-Eye marmot day – Except for one, that is.

of Ontario weirton willie He doesn’t share the same predictions as his colleagues across the country. Thursday morning Willie called early spring.

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His hairy counterpart in Nova Scotia Shubenakadi Samapparently saw her shadow as she emerged from a snowy enclosure at a wildlife park north of Halifax.

Folklore states that if a groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, the winter will last longer. If you don’t find a shadow, spring-like weather will come soon.

In Manitoba, Merv asked for another six weeks of winter. In the US, Punxsutawney Phil also saw his shadow, and he predicted six weeks of winter.

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Unfortunately, in Quebec, Fred La Marmotte passed away before he could reveal his groundhog day predictions for 2023.

Event organizer Roberto Blondin said the famous groundhog had no vital signs when he went to wake up last night. It is highly likely. Fred was awarded a stuffed animal by the organizers on Thursday.

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Predictions were made by a committee of volunteer children on Fred’s behalf, confirming that another six weeks of winter were coming.

Alberta’s Balzac Billy still hadn’t made a prediction by 9:30 am ET.

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According to organizers, Nova Scotia Lobster Lucy crawled out of the water at 8 a.m. local time at the Cape Sable Island Causeway to see her shadow.

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In a playful, peer-reviewed study published by the Meteorological Society of America, researchers at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, found that groundhogs are “unquestionably” predicting the arrival of spring. .

— Using files from Global News Alex Cook, braden jagger haynes and Canadian Press

© 2023 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

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