The video shows traffic backed up in both directions on a two-lane road in Carroll County, Md., as a deputy with the local sheriff’s department appears to walk around and watch the groundhog.
Eventually, he pulls his gun and shoots the animal twice. A day after the incident, the video of it unfolding has gained popularity on social media in a Facebook post.
In the video, the deputy appears to back away at times from the groundhog and then approach it. The animal walks one way and then stops. The deputy backs up as the groundhog comes toward him, then kneels down on one knee and shoots it twice.
My thoughts are it was probably rabid and needed to be shot. Groundhogs and rockchucks don’t follow humans around, they haul ass.
Here’s one I popped from the back porch at 70 yards a month or two ago. I’d been trying to get a shot at that fucker for damned near two years. He’d been tearing up my yard near the the treeline and all I’d get was a glimpse of him about once a month before he ducked and scurried for the brush. This time the little bastard got ballsy and decided to make a stand. That 22-250 hit him across the back and damned near gutted him, which is the reason you’re seeing him from the front. That shit was nasty.
He was pretty good sized, right about 20 inches long and a good 10 pounds. I’ve always understood they’re a community animal but after I shot this one, I haven’t seen any sign at all of others being around.