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Georgia groundhog Gen. Beauregard Lee 'predicts' early spring in South

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LILBURN, Georgia — The Georgia groundhog known as Gen. Beauregard Lee predicts an early spring in the South.

The Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn announced that the critter awoke Monday morning to a heavy overcast sky after an overnight rain. Game ranch officials say he didn't see his shadow, meaning an early spring.

In Pennsylvania, handlers of another groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, announced Monday that the Pennsylvania rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter.

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