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Weeeellllllllll... Coming from a geographic area (South Texas) not terribly familiar with either wooly bear caterpillars or groundhogs, I have little personal experience with the forecasting skills of these critters. Folklore concerning early sightings or differences in appearance of various animals abound in the history of lay weather forecasting however, their accuracy is usually questionable. If I were to see a groundhog this far south in the middle of the winter, I would guess that something terrible had indeed sent him/her fleeing his/her home in the north. Being a bit hesitant to take on a northern winter myself, I might surmise that animals might feel the same way.
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