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'Ground Owl' predicts more winter in Southwest Florida

Posted at 9:08 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 09:08:15-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Cape Coral's newest animal weather forecaster has a bone to pick with Punxsutawney Phil.

At the Cape's first-ever ‘Ground-Owl Day’ on Saturday, our little burrowing owl did see their shadow!

According to the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, since the owl saw his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter in Southwest Florida.

Meanwhile, up in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring this year.

Cape Coral’s owls also have names now. The first-place name for the female owl was Owlivia, while first place for the male owl was Owliver.