The police can never predict what they might encounter on any given day on the job. Some days might be all about chasing down crooks, while others can be about helping people in the most unexpected ways. Officer James Givens had served in the Cincinnati Police Department for over two decades, but he was totally stunned by what he came across one day.

Givens was in his patrol car when he was approached by a very unexpected visitor, and he was set on getting his attention.


“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 knew he had to follow the goose after she refused to go away even after a second time.

“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,” Givens said. “She led me straight to him.”


Givens was surprised by what just happened, and he was wary of reaching out to the trapped gosling, scared that the mother would attack if he did. Despite calling the SPCA, nobody showed up.

That’s when Given’s colleague, Officer Cecelia Charron, volunteered to help.


She was very careful with the gosling, and the mother seemed to know she was helping the baby. It was an incredible sight indeed!

Check out this amazing rescue below:


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