Video catches mama goose seeking police help for its baby

Geese in Cincinatti

WKRC

CINCINNATI, Ohio - A mama goose in Ohio sought out police help on Monday when her goslings got in trouble.

Cincinnati Police Sergeant James Givens told CBS affiliate WKRC he thought initially the fowl was simply hungry.

"It kept pecking and pecking and normally they don't come near us. Then it walked away and then it stopped and looked back so I followed it and it led me right over to the baby that was tangled up in all that string," Givens said.

The string was tied to a Mother's Day balloon and amongst other litter. The officer called SPCA, but no one was immediately available to help. Specialist Cecilia Charron then took matters into her own hands.

"Well she has a couple of kids of her own and I guess that motherly instinct must've kicked in because it was like they communicated. The mother goose didn't bother her," Given said. "So Specialist Charron came and untangled it. It took her awhile because it was all wrapped up. I always thought that they were afraid of people and people say they will attack you if you get close to their young'uns and I was just surprised."