CINCINNATI, Oh - You've heard the riddle, "why did the chicken cross the road?" How about "why did the goose call the cops?" In this case, to rescue one of her little ones.
Cincinnati Police say a distressed mother goose waddled to their squad car trying to get help.
"It kept pecking and pecking and normally they don't come near us. And then it walked away and then it stopped and looked back so I followed it," says Sgt. James Givens.
Givens and his partner found the gosling near a creek tangled in a balloon string. That's when specialist Cecilia Charron's motherly instinct sent her in survival mode, and did what any mom would do.
She picked up the young feathered friend and began untangling the string, as mama goose anxiously paces back and forth. Minutes later, it was free again and reunited with its mama.
It's a good thing the cops caught this rescue mission on cell phone video, otherwise folks might think this was all a quack.