MNN Galleries

8 animals thought to predict the weather

By: WomansDay .com on Feb. 9, 2011, 6:46 p.m.
Official Groundhog Handler Bill Deeley holds Punxsutawney Phil

Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

9 of 10


In America, the most popular animal that is believed to be able to predict the weather is the groundhog, and the most famous groundhog is Phil from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (pictured). But there's some competition from General Beauregard Lee, Georgia's own weather-predicting groundhog. If Phil or Gen. Beauregard see his shadow, it means there will be six more weeks of winter; if not, we can look forward to an early spring.