MARION TOWNSHIP (AP) – Livingston County’s resident weather-predicting woodchuck has indicated six more weeks of winter ahead.

WHMI-FM reports Woody (not pictured) emerged from a papier-mache stump Wednesday morning at the Howell Conference and Nature Center in Marion Township and quickly ran back inside.

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About 20 people were on hand for Woody’s 13th prediction. Officials say it might be the first time the prediction comes in the middle of a blizzard.

Howell Conference and Nature Center executive director Dick Grant has said that Woody has correctly picked winter’s end nine of 12 times.

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