WALKER, Michigan — "As you can imagine, every once in a while we get sent on a wild goose chase," the City of Walker Police Department wrote on their Facebook.
That saying took literal meaning Tuesday when officers were sent to a scene where a goose was apparently struck by a vehicle.
The goose was off the road when officers arrived and was hissing and squawking as they tried to help it, which they took as a good sign.
"To be fair, you’d probably have your feathers in a ruffle too after bouncing off a car bumper," police officials wrote.
A member of the department, Officer Elliot, called 'Wendy the Wildlife Whisperer,' a woman who lives in Walker who specializes in treating and housing animals.
Officers said Wendy came to the scene and soon enough, the goose was settled into the back of a police cruiser.
Through a "police escort," the goose went to Wendy's house before they head to the Wildlife Rehab Center Ltd. for some rehabilitation.
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