Spring will be late. The famous groundhog Phil got scared of his shadow and hid back in his hole. Groundhog Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada. This tradition is almost 130 years old.
America’s chief folk meteorologist, Groundhog Phil, lives in Pennsylvania on Gobbler Knob Hill. Early this morning, the five-kilogram rodent was taken out of his mink. His prediction was voiced by Jeff Lundy, chairman of the local groundhog club.America is looking at about another six weeks of winter. Tourists were not allowed to attend the ceremony. But Phil’s most loyal fans made cardboard figurines with their photos for $75.
But for the marmots Archie, Sarah, and Nagayna from the Moscow zoo, February 2 is no reason to wake up. It is still too cold for them. They began preparing for hibernation in September and thoroughly insulated their burrows. Moscow marmots will wake up only in March.
The forecast in Yekaterinburg was made by a squirrel. Two plates with nuts were placed in front of the rodent. The animal chose the one with the flag with the inscription “late spring”.