Oregon Zoo's hedgehog Fufu predicts an early spring

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The Oregon Zoo's hedgehog Fufu predicted an early spring instead of six more weeks of winter Friday morning.

Fufu is correct about 53 percent of the time, according to the zoo, while Punxsutawney Phil is correct about 37 percent of the time.

"Folklore says that hedgehogs were originally used to predict the weather both in Ireland, Norway and Germany," Jessica Lawson, official hedgehog interpreter, said. "They have an excellent sense of smell, you can see that and their giant ears, those other two best adaptations."

With the mild temperatures and little rain on tap for the next week, Fufu looks to be right!

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