Conflict among groundhogs, humans and myth.
Groundhogs around the world are in an uproar as conflicting nonsense reports are issued by humans who pretend to believe that a Groundhog can predict seasons. (do they actually believe this shit?) The original groundhog (Phil) indicates 6 more weeks to winter. But some copy hogs don't agree.
According to folklore, Phil’s sighting of his own shadow means there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Had Phil not seen his shadow, it would have meant “there will be an early spring.”
Some copycat groundhog in Canada (they even copy the top hat and suit tradition) had a groundhog that indicates winter is over. And the article says another copycat groundhog thought the same thing in Nova Scotia. Why didn't they just refer to Phil? No they had to make up a story to promote local business (or whatever the ulterior motive is). Their blunder has led to this dilemma that proves conclusively that groundhogs are simply out to confuse you (or something).
WIARTON Groundhog celebrity Wiarton Willie has predicted the end to a winter that never was. The famed groundhog, who was dragged from his lair just after 8 a.m. this morning, failed to see his shadow.
Willie’s prediction falls in line with Nova Scotia’s own Shubenacadie Sam, who couldn’t find his own shadow earlier this morning.