A groundhog in Eldersburg fell victim to being fatally shot by the Carroll County Sherriff’s Office on Sunday. The groundhog was found on Liberty Road, near White Rock Road. The Sheriff’s deputy had stoped traffic in both directions, and made attempts to clear the groundhog off the road. Meanwhile, Justyna Olkowska recorded the incident and posted a video of it on Facebook. That video went viral, as well as a YouTube video posted by CBS News, which has been viewed over 224,000 times.

Tweeters piped in with advice for other groundhogs:

Others have condemned the shooting