I never thought it was possible to botch a “Hedgehog Forecast”, but I think it happened at the Oregon Zoo this morning. Jabari’s forecast was for a quick end to winter since he didn’t see his shadow. But it appears he didn’t see his shadow since he was IN the shadow of another person as you can see in the photo??? Notice the kid with the sun blinding his eyes? This is like measuring the temperature outside from inside your home.
I’m calling cow-dung on this very important meteorological matter and I don’t buy it, so he saw his shadow as far as I’m concerned. Six more weeks of this bitterly cold and cruel winter to go…
9:30pm Update: Just got an email from a witness. The poor little guy WAS HELD IN THE SHADOW OF A PERSON! He never had a chance to forecast! Yes, a true meteorological crime occurred at the Oregon Zoo today, I’m going to have to boycott…for at least a week or two.