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Famous Groundhogs Around the World

Punxsutawney Phil is not the only famous weather predicting groundhog around. Learn about the other famous groundhogs around the world including Punxsutawney Phil, Dunkirk Dave, Shubenacadie Sam, Wiarton Willie, General Beauregard Lee, Peewee the Woodchuck and Staten Island Chuck.

Balzac Billy - Alberta, Canada
Also known as the Prairie Prognosticator, Balzac Billy is a young upstart groundhog in Alberta, Canada.

Buckeye Chuck- Ohio
A February tradition for many years, the Ohio General Assembly declared 'Buckeye Chuck' from Marion, OH, the official State Groundhog in 1979.

General Beauregard Lee - Georgia
The official weather prognosticating groundhog from the state of Georgia makes his home at the Yellow River Game Ranch.

Shubenacadie Sam
This Canadian groundhog makes his home at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park in Nova Scotia and makes one of the earliest Groundhog Day predictions.

Smith Lake Jake - Alabama
Jake, the groundhog, lives at the Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama, where he makes his annual weather-predicting appearance at 10 am on Saturday, February 2. Southern groundhogs like to sleep in late!

Staten Island Chuck - New York
The Staten Island Zoo is home to groundhog Staten Island Chuck who makes his official Groundhog Day prediction each year at 7:30 a.m. on February 2nd.

Sir Walter Wally - North Carolina
This southern groundhog and his friends at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences invite you to participate in the annual statewide celebration of Groundhog Day to see Sir Walter Wally emerge from his winter digs.

Wiarton Willie - Ottawa, Canada
Canada's answer to Punxsutawney Phil, Wiarton Willie is a groundhog living on the South Bruce Peninsula.

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