Brevard, North Carolina is using a white squirrel instead of a groundhog to predict the end of Winter. The squirrel is named ‘Pete’. On Groundhog Day, he will be lowered into a cage before two cards with the words YES and NO are placed on each side of him. He will then be asked if there is going to be six more weeks of Winter or not.
I guess with the groundhog at an 89 percent rate of predicting more winter, why not try a squirrel, maybe it will get better results and we will have early springs, especially if you bribe the little critter with nuts.
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