Anxious Mother Goose Pecks At Police Car, Begs Officer To Follow Her To A Creek

Cincinnati Police Sergeant James Givens was patrolling a parking lot when he heard a series of unnatural taps on his car door.

The officer was puzzled to see a goose pecking at the car and nervously begging for attention.

James assumed that she was hungry, so he passed her a piece of bagel. But the goose didn’t even look at the food and pestered the cop to help her.

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James finally gave in to the goose’s distressed pleas and followed her to a grassy creek nearby.

That’s when he realized the extreme predicament of the poor goose – one of her babies was badly entangled in the piercing rope of a balloon string with no way to escape.

As the wee birdie was writhing all over in pain, James quickly gave a rescue call to SPCA Wildlife. Sadly, no expert was available at the SPCA to help with the rescue at that moment.

Left to his own devices and with no clue how to save the gosling, James made a radio call to another officer, Cecilia Charron.

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In this video shared by James, we see Cecilia’s incredible skills as she single-handedly deals with the struggling gosling.

The quacking mama goose places her full trust in the woman, and anxiously watches on as Cecilia untangles the strings.

After several minutes of work, she finally frees the tiny baby and lets him run to his mama!

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Both James and Cecilia have served on the force for almost 25 years, but they have never seen anything like this before.

While the mama goose’ resourcefulness and dedication to save her baby is admirable, it’s sad to think that their misery could have easily been avoided if the balloon was disposed properly.

Click the video below to watch how the entangled gosling was freed thanks to the efforts of 2 kind officers.

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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