Woody, Michigan's Official Groundhog, braved the brisk air early this morning at the Howell Nature Center to make her Groundhog Day prediction.
Woody, unlike her chief rival , admits when she errs – which has only been four times. According to Howell Nature Center Director Dana DeBenham, she has correctly made 9 out of 13 predictions.
This year, Woody's prediction of an early spring was met with cheering from the more than 50 people gathered at the nature center.
An early spring is predicted when Woody stays outside her den for 30 seconds or more.
Woody came to live at the center when she was less than a year old after a local farmer shot her mother, DeBenham said, and has been making Groundhog Day predictions ever since.