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Watch Police Block a Busy Chicago Expressway to Protect a Family of Geese

Just adorable (unless you were stuck behind them).

CHICAGO — A slow-moving family of geese — mama, papa and five goslings — flirted with danger on Interstate 80/94 Tuesday during the evening commute. Traffic slowed to a waddle as police set up an escort to protect the babies, who wandered dangerously close to passing cars.

The Canada geese were headed west and crossed the Illinois state line into the south suburbs. Before police arrived, a few motorists tried to protect the birds as they walked in the emergency lane.

Our friends at NBC 5 Chicago provided a narrated bird's-eye view of the episode.

» via NBC 5 Chicago

Deerfield Resident May 08, 2014 at 03:25 PM
SEER...you're a nazi and if I ever saw you intentionally run over an animal, I'd follow you, get out of my car, introduce myself, let you have the first swing and then proceed to beat you so your nazi mother couldn't recognize you! JORDAN...hunting is for those who couldn't play a real sport, had to put food on the table because their Dad was unemployed or had to prove his dominance in some way to make up for a small D***! Animals, though some distastetful, are the only thing God has given us to show some kindness to and to make up for the amount of distasteful people out there!
Pete Speer May 08, 2014 at 03:58 PM
Deerfield resident -- God put humans on the earth for us to respect and to love. Geese can take care of themselves and have done so since evolution. I have eaten the meat and fish out of every animal I have shot or caught -- except for in home mice and rats and smaller vermin. I do hope that you have done a scientific survey of all men, to show after viewing, the negative relationship between penis size and hunting licenses. And by the way, what do you use to to compare women with hunting?
Deerfield Resident May 08, 2014 at 04:44 PM
Pete...that first statement is real tender! Just because geese are filthy, that doesn't mean you run over animals on the street for fun! I'm republican but for a woman's choice! Tell me, if your daughter was raped by some less than human thug, you wouldn't want to have the right to purge the fetus and real quick! I'm also for the death penalty to be consistent and I could give a damn if they mixed up the chemicals. As for hunting, I'd rather prove myself with the little white ball or the b-ball - what do you prove shooting a defenseless animal, what are you hungry or something? You must be so proud!
Grumpy Old Man May 08, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Actually Deerfield Resident you don't have the right to purge a fetus from your daughter's womb - she does. And are you a vegetarian? If not, do not condemn those who hunt and use the animal for food. I don't approve of hunting just to kill an animal (except for Bears, Chicago Bears that is during the football season) but there is nothing wrong with hunting for food. And I will modify my statement, even if you are a vegetarian, or a vegan like good ole boy, Al Gore, that still is not a valid reason to condemn those who hunt for meat. That's their choice. Be careful when bringing the deity into this conversation - pre- Noah you would be on good ground but post Noah, I'm afraid the scribes and others who wrote the verses in the Tanach would dissent. In any event - this article was about cops escorting a family of geese - Good for them. Of course, the Indiana State Police could have been escorting them out of Indiana for reasons other than purely humanitarian, but I'll leave that alone.
ROGER GORLICKI May 09, 2014 at 01:26 AM
I THOUGHT I SAW A TRUCK OR TWO IN THE FAR LEFT LANE BEFORE THE GEESE GOT TURNED AROUND.

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