Pierre C. Shadeaux made his appearance in Bouligny Plaza for New Iberia’s annual Cajun Groundhog Day and Acadiana residents can look forward to a longer spring.

The annual event is sponsored by The Daily Iberian and the Downtown Business Association at New Iberia’s Bouligny Plaza. New Iberia Mayor Hilda Curry and Iberia Parish President Romo Romero were on hand when the nutria exited his Cajun cottage and did not see his shadow.

It’s a great event and brings our community together. Of course we want a longer winter, so we’re happy it turned out the way it did

What makes Pierre C. Shadeaux different than celebrity groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is that he gives us more of a local outlook on what we can expect in the coming months, and according to the nutria, South Louisiana can expect a long spring.

Anyone who has ever experienced the heat of a Louisiana summer knows that’s a good thing.


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