Groundhog Day is a popular annual event. It is held on February 2nd and is based on the belief that if a groundhog (also known as a woodchuck) emerges from its burrow on this day and sees its shadow, winter will last for six more weeks. However, if the groundhog does not see its shadow, spring will arrive early.
At AAA Wildlife, we take this tradition very seriously. Every year, we carefully monitor our resident groundhog, Van Isle Violet, to see if she will predict an early spring or a prolonged winter. This year, she was feeling particularly frisky and was eager to make her prediction and get back to bed.
As soon as the clock struck 8:00 AM, she emerged from his burrow and began to look around. The sky was clear and the sun was shining brightly, casting a long shadow on the ground. Van Isle Violet saw her shadow and, according to tradition, predicted six more weeks of winter.
But don't worry, there's still hope for an early spring. She has been known to be a bit of a rebel and has been known to defy tradition from time to time. So, even though she saw his shadow this year, there's a chance that she might change his mind and bring an early spring after all.
In the meantime, bundle up and enjoy the rest of winter!