Goose Smashes Taxi Window, Perches on Back Seat: 'We Had to See It to Believe It'

Police were called to the scene of a smashed taxi in England after a goose broke through one of its windows and perched on the back seat, in scenes reminiscent of recent hit video game Untitled Goose Game.

Radford Road Police in Nottinghamshire said the bird left the taxi driver to foot the bill (or beak) for the accident and joked that it might have been trying to find its way to the local Goose Fair.

The unnamed goose was taken to the vets for a check up after its crash landing.

Radford Road Police, a team within the Nottinghamshire Police force, yesterday tweeted: "When a colleague asked if a call had been received about a goose flying into a taxi over the radio, we had to see it to believe it.

"Goose was taken to the vets & unfortunately the taxi had to repair the damage. We think he may be trying to find his way to #goosefair."

The force also attached a picture of the bird staring out the taxi's back window surrounded by glass. Newsweek has contacted Nottinghamshire Police for comment.

The goose's collision with the startled taxi driver, who called the police to the incident, came just days ahead of the annual Goose Fair held in Nottingham.

The funfair runs from October 2 to October 6 at the Forest Recreation Ground and boasts more than 500 attractions this year, according to its website. A two-meter timber goose statue was also erected on the Mansfield Road roundabout to mark the return of the annual event, according to local newspaper Nottingham Post.

According to the Visit Nottingham tourism website, the Goose Fair is in its landmark 735th year. It was originally an event where traders would flog their birds at market.

In other goose news, it was reported in July that the Denver Parks and Recreation department was rounding up geese for slaughter and giving the meat to families in need. The local authority said at the time that culling around 5,000 of the birds would improve the local environment.

Speaking to KDVR, Parks and Recreation director Scott Gilmore said: "We get so many complaints about people coming out here with a blanket to sit on the grass, and they cannot sit on the grass because there's so much goose poop in the parks."

He also told news website Denverite that the department picked up around "35,000 pounds of poop a week."

One local told CBS 4 that giving meat to poor locals was "noble" but said killing geese to do so was "ridiculous."

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