Pierre C. Shadeaux delivers again, sees no shadow

Dave Feldman, left, makes the call on Pierre C. Shadeaux's call Tuesday morning at Bouligny Plaza.

The Teche Area can expect a nice, long spring in the coming months.

At least that’s what Acadiana’s favorite herbivorous rodent decided Tuesday morning when no shadow was found.

From city officials to local students, a crowd of more than 50 people turned out for Pierre C. Shadeaux’s prediction on what the coming months will bring to the area. Those in attendance enjoyed the mild weather that ended in rainfall right after the ceremony ended.

Unlike his cousin Punxsutawney Phil, Pierre’s prediction at Bouligny Plaza had a humid Louisiana summer in mind instead of Philadelphia winters.

According to the rules, if Pierre doesn’t see his shadow we’re in for longer, milder weather. If he does spot his shadow, well, you might want to whip out the sandals and tank tops.

Daily Iberian Publisher Will Chapman presided over the ceremonies. The Rev. Phil Marquet of Assembly Christian Church kicked things off with an invocation for the event.

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