A Maryland deputy with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office shot and killed a groundhog on Sunday in an incident that was captured on video and has been shared around the world.
Justyna Olkowska witnessed the encounter while driving home from work and posted the video on Facebook, where it has been viewed over 37,000 times.
“It started out as a cute encounter where I thought he was trying to help the little fella,” said Olkowska, “I obviously did not think that it would take this turn and was kind of shocked. I am sure the officer did the best thing in this situation. It is not for me to judge.”
Department spokesman Cpl. Jon Light said they are reviewing the incident.