Witnesses said the animal had bared its teeth and chased children, an umpire and even league president T. Carl Hemple-- who escaped by getting inside his car -- before being captured by authorities. No injuries were reported.
Groundhogs are related to squirrels and can weigh as much as 20 pounds. They are generally not belligerent. . And as YouTube videos and fan websites attest, the critters certainly have their admirers.