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It's Groundhog Day!

According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, it gets scared and runs back into its burrow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring.

The closest groundhog we have is Shubenacadie Sam.

Shubenacadie Sam lives at the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park in the town of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.

Every February 2, on Groundhog Day, Sam's shadow is closely observed at 08:00 AST to make the traditional prediction whether there will be an early spring.

The most famous groundhog is Punxsutawney Phil of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The most famous Canadian groundhog is Wiarton Willie.

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