At 12:50 on the dot, I heard muffled noises outside my window. I sat up and looked outside. There was James and his horse and carriage. At that moment, I grabbed and put on my coat and boots. He was driving one of my favorite holiday carriage and horse called Dale. They decorated the carriage with assorted ornaments and lights. As James became closer, I got excited. …show more content…
Some holes the groundhog dug, other holes dug by the zookeeper to fool visitors to think the zoo had more than one groundhog. The Zoo made a special hole for the groundhog for Groundhog Day. Before the groundhog goes into hibernation for the winter, the zookeeper moves him into a special lock room that emulates outdoors. Early Tuesday morning on Groundhog Day at 6:00 a.m., the zookeeper would carefully place the groundhog on a special made sliding floor, in order, to slide the groundhog to the outdoors living habitat. The Zoo covered the outside hole with a heavy round wooden plate to prevent predators from entering. They placed the outside hole near the front wall container. Overlooking the hole, the city constructed a podium for the mayor to stand and open the ceremony for Groundhog Day.
“We have to go inside.” Carl replied.
“Why?” I asked him.
Carl replied, “The groundhog is in the secret habitat.”
Carl walked us around to the side door of the habitat. He pulled out a set of keys on a ring and began thumbing through them. After a minute, He whispered, “I found it.”
As he opened the door, we went in quietly. Carl said, “Follow me.”
We followed Carl to the location the groundhog was sleeping. Again, Carl started thumbing through the ring of keys. When Carl found the keys, he said to us, “Please be very quiet, we do not want to wake up the groundhog.”
Paul whispered to us, “He is the one jangling the keys and making all the