Police officers are expected to answer all sorts of calls, but Cincinnati police officer James Givens was not expecting to answer the call of the wild. On May 9, Givens was in his patrol car when a goose saddled up and began pecking at the side of the car and quacking. Givens tossed out some food to the goose. The goose, however, did not want food; it wanted Givens' attention.
"She just kept pecking and quacking. Then she walked away, stopped and looked back. Then came over again and pecked some more," Givens told the Dodo.
At that point, Givens followed the goose to a creek not far away and discovered the reason for the goose's insistence on receiving assistance: a gosling tangled in the string of a deflated mylar balloon. While wanting to help, Givens was concerned about the safety of approaching the distressed gosling lest its mother become aggressive. He radioed for an animal control unit, but none were immediately available. Luckily for the gosling, fellow police office Cecilia Charron volunteered to free to the baby goose.
At that point, the mother goose stood to the side and quacked while Charron worked to free the gosling. Once that was achieved, the tiny goose ran for the creek, happy to be free.
"It seems like something made up. It was just incredible," said Givens. "I honestly don't know why I decided to follow her, but I did. It makes me wonder — do they know to turn to humans when they need help?"
After this, hopefully this goose at least knows she has friends in the Cincinnati police department.