An intense escape. An injured reporter. A bloody hand. A furry, failed attempt at freedom. This was Groundhog's Day 2018 in Canada and there has been none like it in history. This is truly a story you have to read to believe and might convince you that Groundhog's Day could be the most exciting holiday to ever exist.
Not Your Average HolidayGroundhog's Day is a tradition that many of us have question why we still practice this type of absurdity, but hey, it's kind of funny and groundhogs get no love any other day of the year so why not give them their own holiday and let them think they control the weather. Shubenacadie Sam is the Canadian version of Punxsutawney Phil and apparently, Canadian groundhogs have a little more attitude.
A shout out to @ShubenacadieSam! We really like your prediction. #EarlySpring https://t.co/kMkF1YNBcF— Halifax Regional Centre for Education (@Halifax Regional Centre for Education)1517577493.0
Now that he has complete his weather forecast for another year, Shubenacadie Sam is having some fun playing outside… https://t.co/FneQPYWIxD— Natasha Pace (@Natasha Pace)1517574631.0
You only work one day a year. Let's not mess this up, @ShubenacadieSam. #hopeforspring https://t.co/5k0cq5vN1h— Brett Ruskin (@Brett Ruskin)1517572058.0
VIDEO: After @ShubenacadieSam made his prediction and the crowds left, the media was let into his enclosure. Then h… https://t.co/vjgJbgq1OL— Brett Ruskin (@Brett Ruskin)1517575869.0
BREAKING: @ShubenacadieSam bit me. (Video online soon.) https://t.co/vBIY4Yp25S— Brett Ruskin (@Brett Ruskin)1517575167.0
The Shubenacadie Sam attack video is my new favourite video on the internet.— Artie Bucco (@Artie Bucco)1517602401.0
I'm fine, by the way. Sam's handlers from the Dept. of Natural Resources say I shouldn't need a shot. (I'm not the… https://t.co/LLAI8DAkcn— Brett Ruskin (@Brett Ruskin)1517580086.0
There were quite a few animal activists on Twitter defending Sam, claiming this behavior shouldn't be surprising considering he's a wild animal. Others even said Brett deserved the bite for trying to grab Sam while he was frightened. There was some tension on Twitter; who was the real victim here?
Thanks, @ShubenacadieSam. https://t.co/z19NKYqIS3— Brett Ruskin (@Brett Ruskin)1517597172.0