Ukraine’s groundhog forecasts early spring in the country

Source : 112 Ukraine

An old custom says these animals are capable of telling how soon the spring comes
18:46, 2 February 2016

A video emerged at Youtube where Timka the groundhog that lives in Kharkiv region, eastern Ukraine, made his forecast about the spring in the country. According to his official keeper Viktor Tokarsky, the animal behaves as if the spring already came to Ukraine.

An old custom says that if a groundhog gets outside its hut, then sees its own shadow and hides back, then the winter will hold for another six weeks. If it doesn’t hide immediately, the spring will come soon.

“Timka says the spring’s here already. The spring will come early, but there will be freezing temperatures in mid-February, March and even April. Then, the real, warm spring will follow”, Tokarsky said.

The video below was taken from Gorodskoy Dozor, Kharkiv-based news website.

Watch the video:

Groundhog day in Ukraine 2016: spring will come soon

Timka the groundhog living in Kharkiv region, northeastern Ukraine, made his forecast about the spring in Ukraine. The animal's keeper says the winter is almost over, however, low temperatures will hold in the country until April. The video belongs to Gorodskoy Dozor, Kharkiv-based news website.See more:

Опубліковано 112.UA International 2 лютого 2016 р.

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