Groundhog Day is a fun holiday for everyone…until your groundhog dies the night before. After the ceremony reached the part where Fred la Marmotte, Quebec’s version of Punxsutawney Phil, was supposed to come out to see if he saw his shadow, it was announced that he had died Wednesday night.
What do you do when the guest of honor is no longer with us? In Quebec, they had a child in a groundhog outfit come to the stage and make the prediction of six more weeks of winter. They then announced that Fred Junior would take over the duty starting next year.
Source: CTV News Montreal