Get ready for spring? Manitoba Merv, Winnipeg Wyn says no shadow, early warm weather

Manitoba Merv says spring will make an early appearance in 2019. Oak Hammock Marsh/Facebook

Sick of the cold? So is Manitoba’s most famous groundhog.

Manitoba Merv joined the likes of Wiarton Willie in saying spring is around the corner, as the furry creature did not see its shadow at Oak Hammock Marsh on Saturday morning.

Winnipeg Wyn, who is a real groundhog, while Merv is a puppet, also decided spring was on the way, according to the folks at Fort Whyte Alive, where Wyn hangs out year-round.

READ MORE: Will spring come early this year? Canada’s groundhogs have spoken

The rest of Canada’s groundhogs appear to be in disagreement so far. Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam says we’re in for six more weeks of winter.

After several weeks of blistering and near-record breaking cold in Manitoba, we vote to believe Merv and Wyn.

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