Picture yourself just sitting in your car; suddenly, you hear a knocking at the door. When you look out of your window, to your surprise, it’s not a person; it’s a mother goose. Scratching your head because you thought geese were afraid of us, maybe this goose is just used to being fed regularly. Yes, that makes perfect sense.
Maybe not, because this goose isn’t hungry at all, and she keeps knocking on the door. That scene pretty much describes Officer James Givens’ recent experience. In over 26 years that he’s been on the force with the Cincinnati Police Department, he has never come close to seeing the likes of this.
“This goose came up and started pecking on the side of the car… I threw some food out for her, but she didn’t take it. She just kept pecking and quacking. Then she walked away, stopped, and looked back. Then came over again and pecked some more.” He stated that the goose then walked away but kept looking back at him, and that’s when he decided to follow.
“She led me about 100 yards away to this grassy area near a creek. That’s when I saw one of her babies all tangled up in some string from a balloon. His little feet were kicking,” said Givens. “She led me straight to him.”
Givens was not trained in anything like this, so he called in the SPCA, who didn’t have anyone in the area that could help out at that moment. Thankfully, Officer Cecilia Charron overheard the call and came to the rescue. Check out the breathtaking footage below. What a clever mama and thank goodness the officer understood what she wanted, too.