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Did the Hodag See Its Shadow?

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In a Pennsylvania town, Phil the groundhog saw his shadow today.

The omen predicts six more weeks of winter.

But here in the Northwoods, the real question is – did the hodag see its shadow?

Ben Brunell is the owner of the Hodag Store in Rhinelander.

He was part of an expedition this morning on the lookout for a hodag.

“We started off in the woods looking for hodags like we normally do,” Brunell said. “We had a little trouble finding a specimen this year.”

Eventually Brunell and his friend Kerry Bloedorn caught wind of a hodag in an unusual cave.

“We wanted to check her out and we found her at Stein’s Liquor in town,” Brunell said.

It took some coaxing, but Brunell and Bloedorn were able to draw the hodag out of his hideout.

So now to answer the big question, did the hodag see its shadow?

No, Brunell said the hodag did not see his shadow.

That would suggest an early spring is on its way to the Northwoods.

Erin Gottsacker joined WXPR in December 2020. As a morning edition host and reporter, Erin reports on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.
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