CINCINNATI, OH. (WISH) – Police in Cincinnati helped free a gosling after a goose led them to it.
Sergeant James Givens said when he parked his cruiser, a goose approached the car and pecked 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,” Givens said.
The string was tied to a Mother’s Day balloon in a creek nearby.
Givens and Specialist Cecilia Charron called the SPCA, but said no one was immediately available to come to them at that time. Charron said she 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 specialist charron came and untangled it. It took her awhile because it was all wrapped up,” Charron said.
Givens said shortly after the gosling was free, they later saw the goose and gosling swimming in the creek.
“I always thought that they were afraid of people 54:48 and people say they will attack you if you get close to their younguns and I was just surprised,” he said.
CNN contributed to this report.