Smart Mother Goose Asks Police Officer To Help Free Her Entangled Gosling


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On Monday, May 9, James Givens, a police officer in Cincinnati, Ohio, was sitting in his cruiser when he heard what sounded like a knock. He turned around only to find a goose pecking at the car door. This was highly unusual given that the birds typically preferred to observe humans from a distance.

But on this day, the goose appeared to be determined to get his attention and kept pecking until Givens opened the car door and stepped out. The police officer says that though the bird then began to walk away, it kept turning around to make sure he was following. When they finally stopped, Givens realized why the mother goose had been so persistent — She needed help to free her gosling that had managed to get entangled in some balloon string.

Photo Credit: Givens/Youtube

Worried that the mother goose would attack him if he got close to the baby, Givens called the local SPCA chapter. Unfortunately, they were unable to dispatch anyone to help right away. Concerned that the gosling would not survive the delay, fellow police officer Cecilia Charron, who had just joined Givens, decided to take on the task herself.

As it turned out, there was nothing to worry about. The mother goose appeared to realize that Charron was trying to help and watched patiently from a safe distance as the officer untangled the trapped bird. As soon as the little gosling was free, it trotted to its mom, and the duo took off shortly after. Charron, a 24-year veteran of the police force, said this would probably go down as the most memorable incident of her career!


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  • teen_girl
    teen_girlThursday, May 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm
    That was nice of him :)
    • juneaala
      juneaalaTuesday, April 21, 2020 at 2:34 pm
      #savethebabygoslings! And that was a sweet of the police officer, now I have tears of joy. 😂
      • sg123
        sg123Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 2:17 pm
        That is one nice officer!!🦆
        • lpsbrooklyn11
          lpsbrooklyn11Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 4:14 pm
          I agree!
        • shelbyrules
          shelbyrulesThursday, February 28, 2019 at 8:27 pm
          such a cute story!!!
          • Fortnite Dude Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:15 pm
            This was so sad. I almost cried. The mommy goose knocked on the window. The police helped the baby goose. We need to not litter. Litter hurts animals.
            • lololWednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:48 am
              i love this story
              • lololWednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:44 am
                cool police oficer
                • ledaldleTuesday, November 20, 2018 at 2:35 pm
                  yeessss go USA police force
                  • bobbbbbTuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9:28 am
                    thank all police officers
                    • kittydog lover Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 12:19 pm
                      IT WAS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!