Updated: Saturday, 02 Feb 2013, 5:56 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 02 Feb 2013, 5:56 PM EST
MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH)-- February 2nd means Groundhog Day and for one groundhog, a big first.
Chuckles, at the Lutz Children's Museum in Manchester, saw her shadow and if tradition prevails, that means we have six more weeks of winter.
Chuckles, the eighth, is 9-months-old. She loves bananas, almonds, and the camera.
If she's anything like her predecessors, she'll be at the museum for a while.
"Groundhogs live 6 to 8 years but we have had a groundhog, Chuckles the sixth, lived for 13 years. So, under perfect health care and all the bananas she can take, she can surely live a nice, long, healthy life," said Rachel Hadyka, of the Lutz Children Museum.
She was also sworn in today by the Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman as Connecticut's official groundhog.