Winter Over Marmot says

Most everyone knows that an east coast ground hog is the official predictor of whether or not there is going to be six more weeks or winter.

If that ground hog sees his shadow on February 2 there is six more weeks of winter and if he doesn't see his shadow, it means that spring is here.

We don't have any ground hogs in Montana. Our closest relative is the marmot or whistling marmot and in the Bear Paw Mountains we are fortunate to have one that forecasts the end of winter.

His name is Marmaduke Marmot and he leaves in an instinctively through crevice and burrow high up in the reaches of White...

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