Make way for these feathered friends!

It's nice to see these types of stories. Considering all the roadkill we see along Massachusetts highways, a safe crossing by any animal is always nice to see. Such was the case for a family of geese that found themselves stuck in a busy High Occupancy Vehicle (or HOV) Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Which way do we go, mama?

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(Above: These poor geese had to have felt trapped between the barriers)

 

Massachusetts State Police to the rescue...

Members of the Massachusetts State Police-Tunnels Barracks were able to safely assist a family of geese that became trapped inside the HOV Lane on Route 93 southbound in Boston, to a safe location.

 

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According to a post on the Massachusetts State Police Facebook page, like all good parents, the mom and dad refused to abandon their young ones.

 

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Troopers with some help got the job done...

State Troopers David Oliveira, Andrew Phelan, and Jose DePena, with an assist from Boston Animal Control, were able to secure the family and relocate them to a safe location.

A few more pics from Saturday's fine feathered rescue...

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(Above: Animal Control uses a net to catch the goslings) 

 

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(Above: That's mom or dad in the net)

 

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(Above: The babies, safe and sound in an animal control cage)

 

The post on the Massachusetts State Police Facebook page was followed by countless comments praising the troopers for their caring efforts. Those comments were very well deserved. This effort could have gone horribly wrong without their help.

 

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