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Georgia groundhog sees shadow, predicting more winter

February 2, 2019

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s celebrity groundhog is predicting winter will stick around.

WSB-TV reports that Gen. Beauregard Lee saw his shadow Saturday at his home at Dauset Trails Nature Center in Jackson, which supposedly indicates six more weeks of winter.

The furry weather predictor moved to Jackson last year from his longtime home at Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn.

The Georgia groundhog’s prediction puts him at odds with his more famous counterpart in Pennsylvania. Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW’-nee) Phil didn’t see his shadow.

The Groundhog Day tradition has its origin in a German legend that says if a furry rodent casts a shadow on Feb. 2, winter continues. If not, spring comes early.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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