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Punxsutawney Phil says early spring, Holland Huckleberry disagrees

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Holland Huckleberry, the two-year-old, blue-eyed groundhog did see his shadow. 

The note he carried out said we should keep our "winter coats handy for another six weeks of winter." 

"This is a first. He's never carried us out a note before," said Charlie Hoag. 

Hoag is Huckleberry's owner. "I started this party about 13 years ago," he said. "The first Huckleberry lived to be ten years old. I found him when he was a baby in our woods after his mother was killed." 

So why have a party? The nearly 70 people at his home in Holland, Ohio said it's a fun tradition that brings people together. 

Even though Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow and called for an early Spring, Huckleberry's fans believe their groundhog got it right. 

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