Cincinnati police responded to an abnormal distress call… from a mom goose. The bird was pecking on the door of a police cruiser in an obvious bid for some attention.
“It kept pecking and pecking and normally they don’t come near us,” Sergeant James Givens informed WKRC. “Then it walked away and then it stopped and looked back so I followed it and it led me right over to [a gosling] that was tangled up in all that string.”
The baby bird was stuck in string from a balloon.
Givens and specialist Cecilia Charron called the SPCA for backup, but when no one was available they decided to assist the gosling themselves.
With Givens recording and mom goose honking, Charron freed the baby bird from the balloon.
The baby animal promptly ran off to join the rest of the family.