Officer James Givens had a very strange and unbelievable encounter while on the job one afternoon. Givens is just 26 years old and works with the Cincinnati Police Department. While sitting in his patrol car on duty he heard a “pecking” on the passenger side door of the car.
“This goose came up and started pecking on the side of the car,” Givens said. “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.”
Givens decided to follow here after the goose walked away a second time and couldn’t believe what he found.
“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.”
To repsect the habitat and handle the golsings cautiously, Givens radioed the SPCA. However, there were no wildlife rescuers available at the time so his colleague, Officer Cecilia Charron offered to help him out.
“She showed up on her own,” he said. “I told her to be careful, but she just walked over and untangled the baby. The mother goose just watched, like she knew. It was amazing.”
“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?”
Watch the beautiful rescue below!