Six more weeks of winter, says Phil the groundhog

Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, has predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow during the annual winter Groundhog Day ceremony at Gobblers Knob, Punxsutawney.
Handler John Griffiths introduces Punxsutawney Phil to the crowd at Gobbler's Knob on the 131st Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, yesterday. Punxsutawney Phil, a famed US groundhog, emerged from its burrow yesterday and predicted six more
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Handler John Griffiths introduces Punxsutawney Phil to the crowd at Gobbler's Knob on the 131st Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, yesterday. Punxsutawney Phil, a famed US groundhog, emerged from its burrow yesterday and predicted six more weeks of winter weather. Groundhog Day is a popular tradition in the United States and Canada that is celebrated every Feb 2.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 03, 2017, with the headline 'Six more weeks of winter, says Phil the groundhog'. Print Edition | Subscribe