Happy Groundhog Day 2011

Happy Groundhog Day! Adrian is my assistant writer today.

I am a ground hog. My name is Punx Phil. I made a tunnel. I sleep all winter. If I see my shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather! I don’t want to see my shadow!

Here is what I know about groundhogs (other wise known as woodchucks and whistle pigs–by the way, how much wood would a Woodchuck chuck if a Woodchuck could chuck wood?). Groundhogs are mammals, rodents and true hibernators. They are very  naughty, they stuff themselves before winter. In the winter they have a starvation diet. They come out of their holes, very very very thin.

Ground hogs are ground hogs. They hog the ground! Their dens are big and some parts of their hallways go straight down for 2 to 3 feet. Their tunnels can be up to 50 feet long!

Happy Groundhog’s Day! Do you want “Punx Phil” to see his shadow?

Whether the weather be mild or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.

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