1. Punxsutawney Phil
Hailing from the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, which is located about 80 miles from Pittsburgh, Phil is the king of the groundhogs and the granddaddy of them all. He has been prognosticating since the 1800s. Each year he draws a crowd of 40,000 or more to find out whether or not he saw his shadow.
2. Jimmy the Groundhog
Jimmy is a native of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, which is located outside of the state capital of Madison. Sun Prairie claims the title of Official Groundhog Capital of the World. Jimmy has been around since the middle of the 20th century.
13. General Beauregard Lee
Besides being a General, Beauregard Lee, who predicts weather based on his shadow-seeing in Atlanta suburb Lilburn, also holds an honorary doctorates in Southern Groundology from Georgia State and in weather prognostication from the University of Georgia.
14. Shubenacadie Sam
Representing Nova Scotia, Shubenacadie Sam hails from Shubenacadie, Canada’s milk can capital. Shubenacadie, which is really fun to write/say is about 40 miles from Halifax. Can we assume that, like Punxsutawney Phil, Sam is a fan of Sidney Crosby?
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