Groundhog Day 2013: Punxsutawney Phil doesn't see his shadow and predicts early spring, Gen. Beauregard Lee disagrees

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 1, 2013 

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day. That means he predicted we'll have an early spring this year. But Georgia's groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.

Quick primer on the big day: Punxsutawney Phil makes his prediction at Gobbler's Knob in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

"According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring," the Groundhog Day website notes.

Oh wait.

Let's not forget about Georgia's groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, who also made a prediction on Saturday morning. Here's where the drama starts. "Beau" had a different prediction. He saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.

"Beau" announced his prediction on his Twitter account, which you can access here. His prediction took place at the Yellow River Game Ranch in Stone Mountain, Ga.

Discussion time: Which groundhog do you believe?

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