Shubenacadie Sam the famous weather-savvy groundhog has predicted an early spring.
This morning, crowds gathered around Sam’s wooden pen at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park to see what could be in store for the next six weeks of weather. The groundhog, greeted by Minister of Natural Resources Lloyd Hines and the East Hants Town Crier, leapt from his hutch and boldly made several laps around the enclosure.
Groundhog Day is a North-American tradition celebrated annually on Feb. 2. The tradition is based on folklore. The tale says that if a groundhog comes out from its den and sees its shadow, it will run back inside resulting in six more weeks of winter. If it remains outside, spring is on its way.
Shubenacadie Sam is the first groundhog to predict the weather for the 2016 season.
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