A mother goose flagged down police for help after her gosling got entangled in a balloon string that had been used to celebrate Mother’s Day.
There’s a certain irony in that, wouldn’t you say?
All turned out well but the story of how the police found out the mother goose needed help is pretty awesome.
It’s a much nicer tale than the one from Ontario last month where some man brutally assaulted a mother goose and the bird had to be put down.
Sgt. James Givens with the Cincinnati police force says he was parked in his cruiser when he heard a goose pecking at his door.
It kept pecking and pecking and normally they don’t come near us. And 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.”
The string was tied to a Mother’s Day balloon, among some of the litter near the creek.
He and Spc. Cecilia Charron called the SPCA, but no one was immediately available to come out, so Charron took matters into her own hands.
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. So…Charron came and untangled it. It took her awhile because it was all wrapped up.”
She was able to free the gosling, and they later saw the goose and the gosling swimming in the creek.