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Move over Phil, this Nebraska rodent says spring is near

Posted at 9:17 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 22:19:50-05

By now you've likely heard that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow meaning he foresees six more weeks of winter. But he's not the only prognosticating rodent. No siree. 

The village of Unadilla in Otoe County, Nebraska has held a Groundhog Day celebration since 1988. Their star is Unadilla Bill. 

He looks a bit different than Phil. You see groundhog Bill has met a taxidermist. 

And you too may be fan of Bill over Phil. Unlike Phil, Bill says we're going to have an early spring. 

Photojournalist Sean Kelly was there for the big moment. 

The Groundhog Day festivities in Unadilla continue this weekend.