Police Share Hilarious Twitter Thread Over 'Dangerous' Geese

Police shared a hilarious Twitter thread over some "dangerous" geese, prompting a wave of jokes and puns.

Cops serving the Peel Region of Ontario, Canada, took to the social media platform on Sunday to issue a warning to residents.

The official account, called Peel Regional Police, initially sent a tweet with the headline "dangerous condition," all in capital letters.

They confirmed there were around 20 birds attempting to cross a road, near the intersection of Steeles Avenue and First Gulf Boulevard, in Brampton.

While initially sounding like a serious alert, the tweet went on to say: "DANGEROUS CONDITION: Report of 15-20 geese on roadway. Appear to have goose bumps while attempting to cross the road. Officer on the way to take a gander and try to assist."

The account later shared an update, and they uploaded a photograph of the geese, pictured grazing on some grass.

DANGEROUS CONDITION:
- Steeles Ave/First Gulf Blvd, #Brampton
- Report of 15-20 geese on roadway
- Appear to have goose bumps while attempting to cross the road
- Officer on the way to take a gander and try to assist
- C/R at 3:31pm
- PR21-0205195

— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) June 13, 2021

"Officer has located the geese. Stay tuned for more," the post said.

The tweets began to attract attention online, as the police shared a third update—this time with footage of the long line of birds.

The author joked: "Officer tried to encourage geese to not play near roadway. Negotiations have gone a-fowl & they began to cross the road. We facilitated their safe passage across Steeles Ave. When we inquired about why they crossed the road, they said it was the chicken's day off..."

And for anyone worried over whether the geese got into any trouble, Cst. Akhil Mooken, who describes himself as the Public and Media Relations Officer for Peel Police, confirmed: "No tickets were issued. Just a stern talking to. From a safe distance away...."

Mooken shared a further update on the birds, writing: "It's all in a days work here at @PeelPolice. Not only do we help keep the residents and property in @regionofpeel safe, but also the animals!

"While I wasn't able to find out why the chicken crossed the road, I was able to find out why the goose did."

It seems the geese generated a lot of interest for the Twitter team, as they shared another post before signing off for the night.

It’s all in a days work here at @PeelPolice.

Not only do we help keep the residents and property in @regionofpeel safe, but also the animals!

While I wasn’t able to find out why the chicken crossed the road, I was able to find out why the goose did. https://t.co/NOUwgc5mGu pic.twitter.com/fk6JqgZ6fp

— Cst. Akhil Mooken (@AkhilMooken) June 13, 2021

"While I can't promise more fun calls with geese, we'll continue to share some of the amazing work that happens on a daily basis here at #PRP," it said.

The video has been watched thousands of times, as people commented on the thread with glee while cracking their own jokes.

Little Shiny Button asked: "Were the officers specially trained in communicating with geese or did they just wing it?"

Jahan Baani demanded: "No mask no social distancing please issue them ticket officer."

Marion McGrath praised the cops, saying: "Gotta love a Police Dept with a sense of humour..."

"Precisely, 'jay-waddling'!" Alf Lion commented.

Lady Magnificent raved: "Great work Peel Police. Wild goose chase in Brampton. I must say this made me gaggle."

While Karl Leutner added: "I hope you got your own Ace Ventura on the case."

Image of geese from @PeelPolice
Peel Police, in Canada, shared a hilarious Twitter thread over some "dangerous" geese. @PeelPolice