MONTANA MURRAY

Roundup groundhog predicts more winter

6 additional weeks of winter
2011-02-02T13:31:00Z 2014-08-25T07:24:21Z Roundup groundhog predicts more winter

Gazette Staff

The Billings Gazette
February 02, 2011 1:31 pm  • 

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring for Groundhog Day, but not Roundup's own Montana Murray.

Between 30 and 40 residents watched as the young groundhog climbed out of a carrier made to look like a stump and called the “HoggHutt.” He looked to the ground and saw his shadow.

According to folklore, that means we're in for another six weeks of winter.

“I was praying for a cloud, and just right before this rogue cloud appeared, but it wasn't thick enough,” said owner Cory Freeman of Animal Edventures Sanctuary.

But Murray has a second chance. Freeman was on her way to Central School in Roundup to show the children how the predicting is done. “He did really well and hung in there and the hut went over great,” Freeman said.

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