In the Bahamas we don't follow stupid traditions like Groundhog day... how stupid is it to try to link a fat rat's shadow to the weather? Very stupid!!!! That's why here we honor more sensible traditions like that of February 2nd, spotted nose hog day!
See, there is an elusive spotted nose hog here in the Bahamas.
He's very hard to spot because most of the year his nose is not spotted. But just a few days before February 2nd, it starts turning red...
Then, on February 1st, the spot reaches it's deepest color!
And if the spot starts to fall off on February 2nd, then we can expect six more glorious weeks of winter (remember, for us, winter is a good... summer bad).
So, being that today is February 2nd... I went in search of the little spotted nose hog.
I found him eating cheese puffs, as little hogs will often do.
And on closer inspection, I spotted that the spot was indeed starting to fall off!!!
Thank you little spotted nose hog! I'm looking forward to these next six wonderful weeks.
Lots of love,
Titi and the spotted nose hog