Pierre C. Shadeaux, a nutria known as the Cajun groundhog, checks for his shadow during the annual Groundhog Day celebration Friday at Bouligny Plaza in New Iberia, La. Pierre C. Shadeaux did not see his shadow, which was verified by event Grand Marshal Doc Voorhies.

According to the Cajun groundhog tradition, if Pierre does not see his shadow, then South Louisiana will have a longer spring and see a slow return of the summer heat. If he had seen his shadow, it would mean a short spring and an early onset of hot summer days.