Troopers escort geese off freewayJune 10th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seattle, June 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) State troopers in Washington escorted a goose and its goslings from the highway when the bunch strayed there. The animals disturbed the flow of traffic on the highway causing some motorists to stop their cars.
The troopers stepped in and escorted the animals off the road. The troopers were in three cruisers and they guided the animals off the road and to an off-ramp. The episode took 20 minutes as part of the highway was closed for the Canada goose and the goslings to make their way.
The incident took place on Wednesday during the busy morning rush hour. The officers said they got involved when it became apparent that the animals could be hurt by the rushing traffic.
The spokeswoman of the Washington State Patrol, Julie Startup, gave the briefing to the press. She revealed that all the geese were escorted safely from the highway adding that “all the little guys were cleared.”
Witnesses say the troopers followed the animals slowly and carefully as they moved along the shoulders of the highway. The part of the highway where the animals strayed to links the city to its suburbs.
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