Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day!

I love the movie Groundhog Day.  It's one of those movies I can't pass over when I'm channel surfing.  What's sad amazing, is that most of that stuff in the movie (speaking to humans in goundhogese, there only being one Punxsutawney Phil since the 1800's, etc.) is true! 

Here are two Southern groundhogs:
Birmingham Bill lives at the Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama and does make an annual appearance.   You can join at the Wildlife stage starting at. 10am on Tuesday, February 2.  Just for reference, the festivities in Punxsutawney, PA begin at 3am ET!  Phil doesn't even prognosticate until 7:25am ET.

General Beauregard Lee, Ph.D. is the official weather prognosticating groundhog in Georgia and makes his home at the Yellow River Game Ranch.  He is scheduled to make his official announcement at 6am CT.  He is reported to be the first groundhog to make his announcement via Twitter.

As an FYI Punxsutawney Phil will have a webcast tomorrow morning.  Click the link and pick your view.  You can also have him text you his prediction.  More here.

Picture from BirminghamZoo.com

Do you know of more Southern groundhogs?  Tell us about 'em in the comments.

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