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Old May 16, 2018, 19:44   #1
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marylan...og-road-video/

"SYKESVILLE, Md. -- A video posted to social media shows a Maryland deputy shoot a groundhog as it was trying to cross a road. CBS Baltimore reports the Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy was on Old Liberty Rd., near White Rock Rd., when he saw traffic backed up.

A groundhog was walking into the roadway, "causing vehicles to stop and creating a hazard," the sheriff's office said.

The deputy got out of his vehicle to get the groundhog away from the roadway, but the deputy reported that the groundhog was not acting normally.

"Believing the groundhog to be either sick or injured," the deputy shot the groundhog, and "put the animal down for the public's safety," the sheriff's office said."
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Old May 17, 2018, 06:43   #2
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Yeah,

It was big news here for a day. My nieghbor is a deputy county sheriff and she said the guy must be a wimp. After we talked she went inside and screamed at her husband that outwieghs her by an easy 100lbs. I swear they are most likely to have a domestic.

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Old May 17, 2018, 11:09   #3
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they are not nice animals when threatened. .i had a hound named smokey that got his ass kicked by a groundhog. i would not try to pick up a live one, even with welding gauntlets.
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I have picked up groundhogs but only after I clobbered them with a 55 grain JSP out of my Ruger Number One in .220 Swift. The soybean farmer whose fields I was shooting on insisted that I stuff them back into their dens. That way they fertilized the soil according to him.

And so it goes.


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Old May 17, 2018, 15:45   #5
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I'm surprised there was anything left after getting hit with a 220 Swift.
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Old May 17, 2018, 17:58   #7
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A marmot crossing a road is not normal behavior. Those nasty fat bastards stay close to the den....kinda like......well... never mind.

Squirrels, raccoons, opossums, mule deer and mama ducks into oncoming traffic, yes.





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Old May 17, 2018, 19:37   #8
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A marmot crossing a road is not normal behavior. Those nasty fat bastards stay close to the den....kinda like......well... never mind.

Squirrels, raccoons, opossums, mule deer and mama ducks into oncoming traffic, yes.





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Old May 17, 2018, 22:14   #9
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I'm all in for popping chucks...just not in the middle of public highways. The optics look horrible. I'm surprised he didn't taser it first..
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Old May 17, 2018, 22:16   #10
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I am surprised he didn't use the "Holy Hand Grenade" - mucho restraint, a fine Occifer, executing his duty - he should get the Nobel Peace Prize - dammit!
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Old May 17, 2018, 22:42   #11
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The problem is dipshits stopping for that animal.

Former room mate was side swiped by some dumb broad trying to avoid a damn Gopher.
saved the rodent, totaled out two cars

Second problem was dumb cop
seriously, popping it with a handgun ?
I'm sure he had a 12 gauge in the cruiser
if you are going to use your service pistol close the damn distance to within a couple feet than Bam !

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Road killed groundhog, ok, road murdered groundhog, hummy, lunch, says the good old boy!
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A marmot crossing a road is not normal behavior. Those nasty fat bastards stay close to the den....kinda like......well... never mind.

Squirrels, raccoons, opossums, mule deer and mama ducks into oncoming traffic, yes.





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They cross the roads all the time around these parts. And they get clipped by cars regularly.
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I was once owned by a husky-shepherd mix that was hell on woochucks. He would circle around one a couple times then chomp, chomp on the spine, a quick shake in his jaws, all done. Seen him do it more than twice.
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Remember the song titled "Dead Skunk" ?
"...plug up yer windows and roll up yer nose."

^^^ That is how we sang it on family trips in the 70's.
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"...plug up yer windows and roll up yer nose."

^^^ That is how we sang it on family trips in the 70's.
Too bad you didn't take footage from the back seat, that'd be pure Youtube gold these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nLiQBV6A7c
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Too bad you didn't take footage from the back seat, that'd be pure Youtube gold these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nLiQBV6A7c
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I'm surprised there was anything left after getting hit with a 220 Swift.
all depends on the load you have worked up

have a 40 gr load running the edge @ 4000fps that makes some big groundhogs (40 plus pounds) into pink mist & hair or the equivalent of a garbage bag of water , depends where & how you hit them & how far away

had one guy living on a farm that was not being worked by him, he asked me to drop all groundhogs at the corner of his shed, he cleaned them, quartered them, threw'em on a old gas grill & fed them to the herd of cats, so I switched back to my standby load of a speer 52 gr hp flat base & IMR 3031 a load from my grandfathers list he copied out of a 1965(?) guns & ammo article on the 220 swift
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