Gerald the Groundhog

Marmota Monax in Latin
Groundhog in common English
Gerald the intellectual
Woodchuck is my nickname
‘Marmotte’ in French, please!

Early one February 2nd
After the winter months
Gerald the prognosticator
Looked for his shadow
He couldn’t see it!

Spring was now near
Going his way whistling
Gerald the loner
Searched for a mate
Discovering his sweet Geraldine!

Dandelion and clover leaves
Are my favourite food
Gerald the gourmet
Found seeds and roots
What a bitter disappointment!

I’m an excellent swimmer
And a good climber
Gerald the proud
I have acute hearing
A piercing eyesight, too!

So watch out !

Groundhog Facts