Concord Charlie isn't the only one afraid of his own shadow. The shaky winter forecasts by West Virginia's leading groundhog have plenty of others running for cover.
In the past 13 years, Charlie has been wrong about winter's end seven times."People around here say you can flip a coin and get better odds than that," said Concord College spokesman Tom Bone.
About 150 observers watched Saturday as Charlie stuck his nose out of his burrow and scurried back inside after seeing his shadow.
But Charlie's off to a bad start again, with forecasters predicting temperatures near 65.