You’ve heard of the groundhog, Texas’ armadillo, Alabama has a possum

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Huntsville, Alabama (WAFF) — Groundhog Day is Saturday, but people in Albertville, Alabama didn’t have to wait for a prediction on an early Spring or six more weeks of winter.

Sand Mountain Sam is North Alabama’s predicting possum, and he got the jump on Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil.

Sam did not see his shadow, meaning he’s predicting an early Spring. 

WQSB Morning Show co-host Barry Galloway helped create the event back in 1993 and says Sam’s predictions have been spot on for 25 years.

“Since he missed the first year, we thought he’s got to get this right. So, the next year he got it right and he’s been on a roll ever since. So, people love it, they come to expect it,” Galloway says.

Sam’s predictions aren’t the only fun part of the day. There is also a crowning of an official Possum Queen. 

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