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Beau’s Prophesy… Hallelujah! Early Spring!

No Shadow at Georgia’s Yellow River Game Ranch

LILBURN, GEORGIA, Feb. 2, 2008 /SUNRISE – General Beau Lee, Ph.D., Georgia’s Official Weather Prognosticator and internationally recognized furry forecaster, roused by “Scattered, Smothered and Covered” Hash Browns and legions of Beau Boosters in bleachers, yelling, “Go Beau” – waddled thru the swinging doors of his Southern Mansion at 7:58 A.M. EST in balmy 28-degree weather at The Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn, Georgia, a 24-acre animal preserve.

After conferring with the huddled crowd, Game Ranch CEO Col. Art Rilling proclaimed Beau’s prediction, “Muff the EAR-MUFFS y’all. Beau did not see his shadow. Look forward to an early spring!!!!”

For the 28th Annual Celebration, eighteen-year-old Beau was awakened by the repeated ringing of an antique farm bell. Performing his once a year occupation, Beau reluctantly left the comfort of his plush “Weathering Heights Mansion” to brave the cold in performance of his civic duty. Beau has an extraordinary 94% rate of accuracy.

Beau has been recognized by four Georgia Governors including the Honorable Sonny Perdue who issued a Proclamation, which … “recognizes Beau as ’Georgia’s Official Weather Prognosticator’, and further pays special tribute to him for his precise, annual prediction which enables Southerners to effectively prepare for the coming season.”

Beau’s Bio and the history of Groundhog Day may be perused on the Game Ranch web site at

Photos from this momentous occasion can be seen here.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2008/SUNRISE… plus!
Source: Yellow River Game Ranch
Contacts: Col. Art Rilling, Codi Reeves, Yellow River Game Ranch, 770-972-6643 or 1-877-972-6643