It’s Groundhog Day! Did Lander Lil see her shadow?

Lander Lil this morning outside her home on the east end of Lander. (Joshua Scheer photo)

Lander Lil this morning outside her home on the east end of Lander. (Joshua Scheer photo)

(Lander, Wyo.) – Good morning, Fremont County. Today is Groundhog Hog and Lander Lil poked her head out for just a few minutes before disappearing again.

However, she was a little cranky at the hubbub of the day and didn’t make it clear whether she saw her shadow or not. According to national news reports, Lil’s cousin Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, thereby predicting an early start to spring.

But with Lander Lil’s uncooperative spirit this morning, we’re not sure what that means for Fremont County.

So what do you think, local animal-whisperers and weather forecasters? Did she see her shadow or not? Will the frigid temperatures continue for six more weeks or will spring come early?

7 Comments

  1. Ernest C. Over

    Oh Oh… I see a shadow. Looks like more winter. But, we need the moisture so more snow, less cold!

  2. David Manchester

    Kinda looks like a shadow to me …….. But "Phil" says an early spring.

  3. David Manchester

    Kinda looks like a shadow to me …….. But "Phil" says an early spring.

  4. Wolf Paws

    Yup I see a shadow! I agree with Ernest. More snow, less cold.

  5. Ron Martin-Dent

    Anaconda Andy saw his shadow today too.

  6. Lise McClendon

    Back in '84 when we got Lander Lil her due fame we just decided based on the early morning weather. Was it clear? Shadow. Overcast. No shadow. Lil can be a little shy.

  7. Lola Templin

    oh will jusy say that spring just around the corner.

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