Police are tasked to protect and to serve, and this mother goose took it upon herself to ask the police for help when one of her babies got entangled in, of all things, the string on a discarded Happy Mother’s Day balloon.
Sgt. James Givens of the Cincinnati Police Department was sitting in his police cruiser when a mother goose waddled over and started pecking on the door of the car, according to WKRC Cincinnati. At first Givens thought the goose may have been hungry and initially didn’t pay any mind to the bird. But mama goose was persistent.
“It kept pecking and pecking and normally they don’t come near us,” Givens told the news outlet. “Then it walked away and then it stopped and looked back, so I followed it and it led me right over to the baby that was tangled up in all that string.”
After seeing the gosling in distress, the first thing that Givens and his partner, Specialist Cecilia Charron, did was call the SPCA, who told them that there was nobody available at the moment to come out. So Charron made the decision to take on the task of untangling the gosling herself.
“Well she has a couple of kids of her own, and I guess that motherly instinct must’ve kicked in because it was like they communicated. The mother goose didn’t bother her,” Givens told WKRC Cincinnati. “So Specialist Charron came and untangled it. It took her awhile because it was all wrapped up.”
Givens stood back and recorded Charron untangling the little bird. Once it was free, she let the bird go and it went back toward its mother, who was patiently waiting for her baby.