Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, predicting early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pennsylvania (AP) — It may be hard to believe as a large swath of the United States (US) thaws out from a bitter polar vortex, but spring is coming early, according to handlers for some of the country’s most famous prognosticating groundhogs. Just before 7.30am on Saturday, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania at sunrise and didn’t see his shadow. Nearly the same series of events unfolded about 483 kilometres to the east, where Staten Island Chuck’s handlers also revealed the same prediction. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin