PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Tyler Duncan, 20, of New Tripoli, thought there was something amiss with his 1995 Pontiac Bonneville when he noticed a mess in the backseat this weekend.

Sharon Duncan, Tyler’s mom, tells KDKA-AM’s John Shumway that what they found led to an hilarious episode of how to get a squatting groundhog out of the car.

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At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sharon went out to check the fluids in the vehicle. When she opened the hood, she saw the groundhog inside.

She assumed that her resulting screams and slamming of the hood had scared the groundhog away.

Later, Tyler took the car to a friend’s house and spent the night not knowing the woodland critter was still in the car.

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When he came out in the morning, he noticed the backseat was a mess. He knew there was probably an animal in the car and the police were called.

Eventually, they were able to capture the groundhog using a broom and a cage.

The groundhog was taken to another part of town and released.

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