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Lexington pig says spring on the way; weatherman says snow coming

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(LEXINGTON) - On the same morning that a rodent from the North holds the hope of warmer days, a Southern town that's made its mark with southern barbecue used a pot-bellied pig to get the weather forecast.

Lil' Bit forecast an early spring for a crowd of about 100 pork-munching people who turned out in came to watch her debut.

Her forecast is at odds with that of Pennsylvania's legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, who forecast another six weeks of wintry weather. Lil' Bit agreed with the forecast of General Beauregard Lee, a Georgia groundhog who also did not spot his shadow.

Dressed in a pink, frilly collar and led by a pink leash, the 65-pound, black-and-white pig emerged from a vacant building that's thought to be the former site of the city's second barbecue restaurant.

Squealing and grunting, she appeared to have a case of stage fright. Perhaps it was because the crowd was munching on free sausage and ham biscuits.

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