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    Forget the groundhog: This lobster predicted 6 more weeks of summer

    By Cailey Rizzo
    September 20, 2017, 2:42:58 PM EDT

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    Book one more last-minute waterfront vacation: A lobster in Maine has decreed that we will get six more weeks of summer.

    On Labor Day, according to Maine tradition, Passy Pete the Lobster emerges from his cove in the Passagassawakeag River and predicts whether or not summer will last. Because, apparently, lobster is to Maine as groundhog is to Pennsylvania.

    This year, as he has for the past three years, Pete predicted six more weeks of summer.

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    Every year, a select group of “barons” scoop Pete out of the river in Belfast, Maine and place him between two scrolls, one for summer and one for winter. This year, Pete opened his claws on the summer scroll and the masters of ceremony predicted a long-running summer.

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