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    An early spring is on the way, according to groundhog "Punxsutawney Phil." When the Pennsylvania groundhog emerged from his dwelling at Gobbler's Knob on Feb 2, 2013, he did not see his shadow.
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    Wiarton Mayor John Close lends an ear to Wiarton Willie on in this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo taken in Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.
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    Pierre C. Shaddeaux, a groundhog, makes an appearance during Groundhog Day at Bouligny Plaza in this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo taken in New Iberia, La.
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    Bob Candy, left, owner of the Tri State Zoo handles groundhog " Murray" as Cumberland's Mayor Brian Grim looks on during groundhog day on in this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo taken in Cumberland, Md.
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    Kim Smith holds Jabari, the Oregon Zoo's African pygmy hedgehog during a ground hog day celebration in this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo taken at the zoo, in Portland, Ore. Historically, the hedgehog has been used in this centuries-old tradition to predict the onset of spring. Immigrants to North America substituted the groundhog when they found there were no hedgehogs in their new homeland.
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    Grover the Groundhog, right, stands next to his wife Sweet Arrow Sue during Groundhog Day at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove, Pa. on in this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo
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    John Connors, master of shadow ceremony, holds Sir Walter Wally at the Groundhog Day event in Raleigh, N.C. on Feb. 2, 2011, at the N.C. Museum of Natural of Sciences. The Groundhog saw his shadow and expects six more weeks of winter, Connors said.
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    This photo shows New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, holding the city's prognosticating rodent, Charles G. Hogg, also known as Staten Island Chuck, at the Staten Island Zoo during Groudhog Day festivities on Feb. 2, 2009. The rodent bit through Bloomberg's glove and chomped on his left index finger when the mayor was trying to coax the animal into view with an ear of corn.
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    Buckeye Chuck, Marion's and Ohio's official weather-predicting groundhog, sits in his cage as about 30 people braved the icy, blustery weather on Groundhog Day, early Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, to see Chuck indicate there will be an early onset of spring, in Marion, Ohio.
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    General Beauregard Lee, of Lilburn, Ga., is seen outside of his "house" in this undated handout photo.
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    Shubenacadie Sam rests outside his den at the wildlife park in Shubenacadie, N.S. on Feb. 2, 2011.Sam didn't see his shadow, so, as folklore dictates, we will have an early spring.
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  • Meet the Groundhogs

    "Balzac Billy" of Balzac, Alberta is the groundhog that checks for his shadow in this part of Canada.
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    "Smith Lake Jake" of Alabama is seen with his signature hat in this undated photo.
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