Police Save Goose
Officer James Givens has served with the Cincinnati Police Department for over 26 years,
but has never quite experienced anything like this before.
He was sitting in his patrol car in a parking lot when he got an unexpected visitor.
A goose came up to his car and started pecking on the side of it.
He threw food out for her, thinking that’s what she wanted, but she didn’t take it.
She continued to peck and quack, then walked away, stopped, and looked back at Officer Givens.
Then she came back to his car and pecked at it again. She made it very obvious that she wanted
Officer Givens to follow her, so he finally got out of his car and did just that.
The goose led him 100 yard away to a grassy area near a creek. Sitting there was one of her babies
tangled up in a balloon string. The baby was kicking its feet, desperate for help.
Being wary of helping the baby on his own, and worried that the goose might attack him,
Givens called for help from the SPCA, but no wildlife rescuers were available at the moment.
Luckily, Given’s colleague, Officer Cecilia Charron, came to help. She began to untangle the baby,
and the mother goose just stood there and watched, quacking. She didn’t become aggressive,
and just let Officer Charron do what she had to do to set the baby free.
It was like the mother goose knew they were helping. Once Charron untangled the baby,
put it down and it ran right to her mom, and they went right to swimming in the creek.
Charron teared up and said it was the highlight of her 24 years on the force.