Groundhog doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) -- Members of Punxsutawney Phil's inner circle revealed spring is coming early.

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Handlers for Pennsylvania's most famous prognosticating groundhog say he didn't see his shadow when the sun rose Saturday.

The festivities have their origin in a German legend that says if a furry rodent casts a shadow on Feb. 2, winter continues. If not, spring comes early.

In reality, Phil's prediction is decided ahead of time by the group on Gobbler's Knob, a tiny hill just outside Punxsutawney. That's about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.



 
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