Groundhogs see shadows; predict six more weeks of winter

Legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil at Gobbler’s Knob, in Pennsylvania and newcomer Hope, at Bartholomew County’s Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators are in agreement — six more weeks of winter. Both of the groundhogs saw their shadow yesterday morning in the annual tradition.

Hope-area resident David Miller introduced the local groundhog:

Hope resident Donju Taylor read the local groundhog’s proclamation:

Kathy Hershey with Utopia, explained the life of a groundhog in Indiana.

Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators have posted the full video of the local festivities to their Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of Susan Thayer Fye