The groundhogs have spoken: early spring

In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 photo from Punxsutawney Phil's Instagram account, the groundhog from Pennsylvania has seen his shadow, suggesting six more weeks of winter. Phil was the odd groundhog out as Wiarton Willie and Shubenacadie Sam did not see their shadows. (@punxsyphil/Instagram via Newswatch Group)

WIARTON, Ont. – It looks like spring is just around the corner, according to the majority of three prognosticating rodents.

Wiarton Willie and Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam emerged from their burrows this Groundhog Day and did not see their shadows.

According to folklore, that means an early spring.

The odd groundhog out was Punxsutawney Phil, who did see his shadow, predicting another six weeks of winter.