Deputy shoots groundhog on Carroll County street


HAPPEN FROM TIME TO TIME.>>RIGHT NOW IT IS SPRING,
EVERYTHING IS COMING OUT AND
MEETING AND SO WE ARE SEEING A
LOT OF WILDLIFE AND HUMAN
CONFLICT RIGHT NOW. KIM: THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
THE CARROLL COUNTY HUMANE
SOCIETY CAN ONLY SPECULATE THAT
IS WHAT HAPPENED ON LIBERTY ROAD
IN ELDERSBURG. VIDEO POSTED TO FACEBOOK SHOWS
THE DEPUTY CONFRONTING A
GROUNDHOG IN THE ROAD TRYING TO
SHOW IT OFF. THEN THE GROUNDHOG COMES TOWARD
HIM AND HE SHOOTS. THE VIDEO WENT VIRAL. SEVERAL RESIDENTS EMAILED US,
NONE WANTED TO TALK ON CAMERA
WITH CONCERNS ABOUT THE KILLING
OF THE GROUNDHOG AND THE WAY THE
SITUATION WAS HANDLED BY THE
SHERIFF’S DEPUTY. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE CAN —
DECLINED TO COMMENT ON CAMERA
BUT SENT US A STATEMENT
EXPLAINING THE DEPUTY SAW
TRAFFIC STOPPED AND INVESTIGATED
AND FOUND THE GROUNDHOG BLOCKING TRAFFIC.>>IT IS UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR. NORMALLY, AN ANIMAL WILL RUN
FROM HUMANS ESPECIALLY WHEN
YOU’RE MAKING YOURSELF LARGE,
STAMPING HER FEET, IF YOU ARE
ALLOWED, THEY SHOULD NORMALLY,
IF THEY HAVE AN OPEN ESCAPE ROUTE, THEY SHOULD TAKE IT. KIM: SHE IS SPEAKING ABOUT
WILDLIFE IN GENERAL. SHE SAYS IF YOU ENCOUNTER AN
ANIMAL ACTING STRANGELY, CALL
ANIMAL CONTROL OR IF THERE IS NO
TIME —
>>GET TO SAFETY. DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE
ANIMAL. TRY AND KEEP SOMETHING IN FRONT
OF YOU. IF THERE IS ON FURNITURE AND YOU
CAN GRAB A PILLOW, IF YOU ARE
WALKING AND HAVE A BAG OR BACK
THAT, GIVE THE ANIMALS SOMETHING
ELSE TO FOCUS ON OR TO FIGHT
OTHER THAN YOURSELF. KIM: THE HUMANE SOCIETY SAID IT
WILL NOT BE TESTED FOR ANY
DISEASES BIT — BECAUSE IT HAD
NO KNOWN CONTACT WITH HUMANS OR
DO

16 thoughts on “Deputy shoots groundhog on Carroll County street

  1. Ive got one question? WHO CARES, ITS JUST A GROUND HOG!!! The cop was doing his job and another thing, what would you do if a rodent was charging at you?!!?

    Ill come back once there is actual news

  2. Holy $#it, I legitimately thought this was a "good guy officer helps groundhog cross the street" story. . . Nope. . . And I can't stop laughing. . .

  3. I like how the lady who filmed this was thinking this rabies carrying groundhog wanted to be petted too funny

  4. Guess the cop feared for his life. Didn't you see the heat he was packing under his tail. 🙄

  5. That cop was stupid af. It wanted to be left alone was just trying to cross and the cop fucked with it

  6. Clearly the PRICK PIG lures the animal into the roadway then tries to provoke it by stomping his feet @ it, then he decided to play GOD & kill it in front of who knows how many children & parents witnessing this from their cars, once again the news media trying to cover up for another corrupt Public Servant, BTW the officer should have alerted animal services if he was concerned for the safety or health of the animal!!!

  7. And now…for something completely different–a wildlife biologist's take on it: https://youtu.be/JzGTacwIbWA

  8. Hey cuz it was you facing me animal it won't attack you she's an idiot if I will take you if I send it it's a freaking animal this deputy is not that smart he needs to be fired have a mental evaluation cuz he's off

  9. They're not going to test it cuz they know that excuse is a load of bullshit. Tell me what part of police training covers abnormal groundhog behavior? Smdh. It's a wild animal, it was being threatened. It's either gonna run or attack or at least try to scare the threat off. Looks to me like the third of those is what happened here. I would bet this was an alpha male groundhog who is used to having to fight others off.

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