Officers chase geese off freeway as fast as they can waddle

May 23, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California Highway Patrol officers say they recently led "the world's slowest pursuit" on Interstate 80 near Oakland.

 

Officer Sean Wilkenfeld told The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1NGO2HH ) that officers were responding to a Sunday call about "felonious fowl" -- that is, a flock of baby geese that had wandered onto the left lane of the freeway.

 

Wilkenfeld says officers stopped traffic and were able to corral the geese to the right shoulder. From there, they escorted the flock to an exit at a comfortable waddling speed.

 

Wilkenfeld says drivers shouldn't hesitate to call 911 if there are animals on the highway. He says they can cause a traffic hazard when people swerve to avoid hitting them.

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