Despite a stormy day, Nova Scotia's weather-forecasting groundhog is predicting an early spring.
Shubenacadie Sam emerged from his home at 8 a.m. Tuesday, and did not see his shadow.
That means spring is on the way.
Like many events over the past year, groundhog day was virtual this year, as Sam made his prediction over a Facebook livestream.
Nova Scotia's other pet prognosticator, the South Shore's Lucy the Lobster, decided to take this year off.
The crustacean cited COVID-19 gathering limits as the reason why.
She said she planned to cheer on Sam's prediction today and return to shadow seeking next year.
" I can’t wait to sea you all on 02-02-22!!" said @LucyLobsterNS on Twitter.