A mother goose knocked on the door of a Cincinnati police cruiser in her search for help for a gosling tangled in a Mother’s Day balloon string.
Sgt. James Givens said the mama goose got their attention by pecking at their cruiser door.
“It kept pecking and pecking and normally they don’t come near us. 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,” Givens told WKRC.
Fellow cop Specialist Cecilia Charron went to work.
“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. “So Specialist Charron came and untangled it. It took her awhile because it was all wrapped up.”
She freed the baby goose and sent it on its merry way.
“I always thought that they were afraid of people and people say they will attack you if you get close to their young’uns and I was just surprised,” Givens said.
Givens said he recorded it because it’s something you don’t see every day.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said balloons frequently pose problems for birds, turtles and other animals, according to the Huffington Post. Many of them don’t survive.