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Goose finds help, leads officers to baby in need

Goose finds help, leads officers to baby in need
Posted at 12:06 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 11:10:16-04

(WKRC/CNN) - Police in Cincinnati came to the rescue of a mother goose and her baby in trouble on Monday.

Sgt. James Givens parked his cruiser near a creek and he didn't expect a goose to approach the car and peck at the 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," said Givens.

The string was tied to a Mother's Day balloon, among litter near the creek. Givens shot video of the rescue on his cellphone.

He and Spc. Cecilia Charron called the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, but no one was immediately available to come to the scene. 

So Charron took matters into her own hands.

"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, Spc. Charron came and untangled it. It took her awhile because it was all wrapped up," said Givens.

Givens said after Charron was able to free the gosling, they later saw the goose and the gosling swimming in the creek.

"I always thought that they were afraid of people, and people say they will attack you if you get close to their young ones, and I was just surprised," said Givens.

Courtesy: WKRC via CNN Newsource