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Groundhog forecasts early Spring in Pennsylvania, USA

The United States can expect an early Spring according to the forecast from its most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil.

Each year thousands of fans from as far away as Australia and Russia visit the tiny western Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney, depicted in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day.

People in the town have been looking to groundhogs for weather forecasts since 1887.

David Eades reports

  • 02 Feb 2013