Quebec’s “Fred la Marmotte” Expires Before He Can Even See His Shadow – IOTW Report

Quebec’s “Fred la Marmotte” Expires Before He Can Even See His Shadow

The Telegraph

In what Canadians are taking as an extremely bad omen, one of the country’s most famous groundhogs was found dead just hours before he was set to make his prediction for the year.

Fred la marmotte, the beloved Québécois furry oracle, was discovered dead before he could complete a North American tradition of predicting the onset of spring on Groundhog Day on Thursday.

A crowd of children and parents had formed, waiting excitedly for nine-year-old Fred to appear at an annual event in Val-d’Espoir, Quebec, before event organiser Roberto Blondin announced the stubby burrower’s demise.

“When I went to wake him last night he had no vital signs,” Mr Blondin said. “He most likely died during hibernation.” Rise


18 Comments on Quebec’s “Fred la Marmotte” Expires Before He Can Even See His Shadow

  1. My daughter from Nashville told me this about an hr. ago while I was talking to her on the phone with her. At first, I didn’t believe it, but it looks like she was right. Shouldn’t the cheesehead ground hog have been named Guy (pronounced Gee) Le Varmint.

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