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May 12

Mother Goose

Goose

 

I don’t know why geese fascinate me but they have for years.  I love how the father stands watch over the family-to-be and when they’re crossing the street – mom in front, babies, then dad.

Lately, I’ve been seeing goose families everywhere.

When I went to an appointment last week, I noticed a goose family had set up a home on the verge across from Harris Teeter.

Several years ago, I took this picture of a goose waiting outside the emergency room.  I’d taken my mom to an appointment and saw him there.  I dropped her off and circled back.  The goose was still there.  Was he waiting for a friend or what?

goose-emergency-room

 

Naturally, I have been fascinated by the story coming out of Cincinnati this week: “Clever Mother Goose Calls Cincinnati Police To Help Trapped Baby Bird

 

Cincinnati police responded to an unusual distress call on Monday… from a mother goose.

The bird was pecking on the door of a police cruiser in an apparent bid for some attention.

“It kept pecking and pecking and normally they don’t come near us,” Sergeant James Givens told WKRC. “Then it walked away and then it stopped and looked back so I followed it and it led me right over to [a gosling] that was tangled up in all that string.”

The baby bird was caught in string from a balloon.

Givens and specialist Cecilia Charron called the SPCA for backup, but when no one was available they decided to help the gosling themselves.

With Givens recording and mother goose honking, Charron freed the baby bird from the balloon.

The baby animal promptly ran off to join the rest of the family

From http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mother-goose-baby-rescue-cincinnati_us_5732a7a4e4b096e9f0932ee0

 

 

I know a lot of people think geese are a nuisance crossing the street, pooping all over but I think that they’re cute and I love that they mate for live.

 

 

Maybe the geese think we’re a nuisance, too!

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