VIDEO | Police go on a wild goose chase

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Port Douglas Police escorting the magpie geese to their new home. Image: Supplied.
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The Port Douglas Magpie Geese have become a local fixture, with residents patiently stopping their cars every time the geese cross the road, but yesterday they wandered further afield and required a little police assistance.

Officers from Port Douglas Police Station said they were down for an adventure when they were asked to help out with the rescue and release of a misguided gaggle of magpie geese from a local backyard pool.

After taking a gander at the situation, officers decided to wing it and used a trusty cardboard box and a pool net to collect all sixteen chirping chicks.

See video supplied by QLD Police below:


The four adult birds followed on-flipper behind the police.

The family of tiny trespassers was safely taken to a local wetland area after their beak and enter attempt.

Despite the fuss, the feathered fiends seemed pretty egg-cited about their new home.


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