Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania isn't the only animal weather forecaster; Connecticut boasts its own furry prognosticators.
Scramble the Duck in Eastford, Chuckles XI at the Lutz Children's Museum in Manchester, and Beardsley Bart the prairie dog in Bridgeport all play roles in predicting winter's end.
These animals determine the arrival of spring based on whether they see their shadows on Groundhog Day, February 2nd.
They're part of a broader trend where various species across the U.S. take on the role of official Groundhog Day forecasters for their towns and states.
Chuckles was honored by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1999, becoming the official state groundhog.
Scramble received recognition from state representatives for its contributions to weather prediction.
Bart's predictions are even acknowledged by the mayor of Bridgeport, adding to the local tradition.
These animals add a charming and diverse twist to the age-old Ground
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