Spring will come early, according to a prediction made today, Feb. 2, by Nova Scotia's famous groundhog, Shubenacadie Sam. The furry forecaster came out of his hut and did not see his shadow. Folklore says that means a shorter winter.
Sam appeared at 8 a.m. before a crowd of more than 100 people and a live-streaming camera at a Groundhog Day ceremony at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.
To learn more about the groundhog and his prediction, follow Sam via @ShubenacadieSam or on Facebook.
To plan a visit to the park on weekends, go to wildlifepark.novascotia.ca
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