I just ralized that groundhog and marmot are the same species. Woodchuck is also the same animal. Russian for groundhog is "сурок". They are basically huge ground squirrels. More precizely, there are 14 differrent species of groundhog/marmot. The one which lives in California above timberline is "hoary marmot" The one that lives below timberline is "yellow-bellied marmot". The ones that predicted the weather today (6 more weeks of winter) are "Marmota monax" -- woodchuck or groundhog. I don't think there are any species that live both in North America and Eurasia.
- Text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1747)
- Musik: Ludwig van Beethoven (1792)
- Песенка савояра. (И мой сурок со мною)