Montana Murray whispers his prognostication to Roundup Mayor Bill Edwards during a Groundhog Day ceremony in Roundup Thursday.
Montana Murray makes his appearance at the second annual Groundhog Day ceremony in Roundup Thursday.
Montana Murray emerges from his log hut on Groundhog Day, assisted by Cory Freeman of Animal Edventures Sanctuary, where the animal lives.
ROUNDUP — Cory Freeman is careful where she walks. She's never sure what creatures could be underfoot.
Cory Freeman holds a South American kinkajou, one of the unusual animals at the Animal Ed.venture Sanctuary.
Sophia Freeman helps her mother feed a cricket to a bearded dragon at the sanctuary.
Cory Freeman feeds a special mixture of food to Phoebe, an anteater at the sanctuary.It took Freeman three months to come up with the perfect recipe.
Cory Freeman shows an iguana, a large reptile that needs a special environment, at the Animal Ed.venture Sanctuary near Roundup. Freeman's daughter, Sophia, is in the background.
Freeman talks about the sanctuary's rescued animals, including an Amazon parrot.
Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring for Groundhog Day, but not Roundup's own Montana Murray.
Cory Freeman and her daughter Sophia show “Murray” the groundhog to visitors at the Animal Edventure Sanctuary near Roundup on Monday. Murray will check for his shadow on Groundhog Day in Roundup on Wednesday.
At not even a year old, Murray the groundhog already has a great burden on his shoulders.