Rustling of the Rattus

Rattus Rattus you are rumbled!
Plodding and full bellied.
Rattus Rattus I saw you tumble,
Jumping heavily into a hollow.

Wide eyed and wider gut, indeed,
I saw you out in the daylight…
gorging under the chestnut tree.

But rustling snuffling Rattus,
You did not see me.
And puku stuffed to the gunwales,
You were slow and clumsy to flee.

Under the click and screech of the Tui,
You suffered your great ignominy,
For poor fat Rattus Rattus,
‘Twas embarrassing to both you and me.