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Fults Phil Does Not See His Shadow… Precocious critter predicts early spring

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Fults Phil pops out of his mailbox the morning of Feb. 2. He was happy to finally get mail delivered after the post office was closed two days that week because of the frigid temperature. He received a big stack of magazines, bills, advertising stuffers, the latest edition of The Independent and 14 Happy Groundhogs Day cards.
Fults Phil pops out of his mailbox the morning of Feb. 2. He was happy to finally get mail delivered after the post office was closed two days that week because of the frigid temperature. He received a big stack of magazines, bills, advertising stuffers, the latest edition of The Independent and 14 Happy Groundhogs Day cards.

The morning of February 2 was cloud covered over the den of Fults Phil. Monroe County’s weather prognosticator scampered out just after 7 a.m. With the sun blocked the critter did not see his shadow, so he rumbled about his front yard for a while; there was no shadow to be found. “I declare we’ll …

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