Check out a resident at the Woodhaven Wildlife Center in Chadwicks.
SNAPSHOT: Local groundhog makes home in Chadwicks
OK APRIL, YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO…. — April, a groundhog, poses for the camera with wildlife rehabilitator Judy Cusworth on Tuesday at the Woodhaven Wildlife Center in Chadwicks. April, perhaps a distant relative of the famous prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil, may get its own chance to predict spring’s arrival on Thursday, Feb. 2, also known as Groundhog Day. April came to the rehabilitation center after a good Samaritan retrieved the animal from a roadway in Sauquoit over the weekend. The groundhog, less than a year old, came out of hibernation to look for food when it injured its nose on the road. The Groundhog Day lore comes from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on Feb. 2 and sees its shadow, it will retreat to its den and winter will go on for six more weeks; if it does not see its shadow, spring will arrive early.
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