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Groundhog Day: Top 11 Groundhogs to Watch (PHOTOS)

By: Edecio Martinez | TWC
Published: February 1, 2013

11. Woody (Howell, MI)

Groundhog Day is a popular tradition in the United States and Canada. As the custom goes, if the groundhog emerges from hibernation to see its own shadow, the groundhog will take this as a sign of six more weeks of winter, and return to its burrow. Early spring arrives if it doesn't see its shadow, causing the groundhog to remain above ground. The legend of Groundhog Day is based on an old Scottish couplet: "If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, there'll be two winters in the year."


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