Ontario Provincial Police officer serves and protects Canada Geese family across busy 401 highway (CTV video –and video transcript)
May 31st, 2012
While we’re on the topic of police…. Special Thanks to CTV News.
Ontario Provincial Police officer helps Canada Geese family across busy 401 highway (Credit CTV) (0:56 min)
[Special Thanks to CTV NEWS. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]
Paul Bliss Queen’s Park Bureau Chief Reporter CTV News Toronto
Another wildlife in the city today. This time on the 401 this morning.
Traffic volume from the morning commute was still high when a family of geese wandered off the grass, onto the side of the highway around Midland Avenue, coming dangerously close to passing cars.
An OPP officer came to the rescue using his cruiser to block traffic and escort the birds down the shoulder.
But then they got away, running out in front of the police car and crossing all the eastbound lanes of the busy highway.
Having been outmaneuvered in the car, the officer turns into a foot-chase mode and with the help of a passing trucker he gets traffic stopped so he can herd the birds to the other side.
And finally, a few minutes later, at the end of the guardrail, they make it back to safety.
All in a day’s work for one provincial police officer. And a trucker.
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]
What follows are comments left by YouTube viewers in response to the OPP/Canada Geese video.
- Nice catch! Love these moments in time.
Cheers to all.
thebigstir 2 days ago
Our cops do this kind of thing a lot more than you would think. The other day, it was a young deer running amok down near the lake on the four lane road. Or chasing a coyote out of someone’s yard.
OneJoshFan 2 days ago
About “Our cops do this kind of thing a lot more than you would think”.
While at a Loblaws, I once witnessed a Peel Police car crawl to a stop angled across two lanes. I thought What the Heck?
Then I noticed someone in a wheelchair making his way across the road. The police car then maneuvered to the other side of the street stopping traffic there.
And the man with the wheelchair made it safely to the sidewalk.
Officer never even got out of the car. Expertly done and classy!