Did You Know That Michigan Has Its Own Groundhog’s Day Groundhog?
I've lived in Michigan my entire life, and I had no idea that Michigan had its own Groundhog's Day groundhog. Turns out, we totally do!
Our groundhog is actually "Woody the Woodchuck" and she (yes she) resides in Marion Township over on Michigan's east side.
Last year, Woody wasn't able to fulfill her duties on Groundhog's Day due to a respiratory infection and they had to use a stand-in marmot. This year, however, Woody was able to do her job. Sort of.
Mostly, Woody refused to come out of her house at all, which the "experts" say means we'll have six more weeks of winter. I question their interpretation, but I'm not a groundhog expert, so...
Woody's forecasts have been correct thirteen times in the past 17 years, which is way better than Punxsutawney Phil’s measly 39 percent.