Two Covington police officers found themselves on a wild goose chase this weekend. Literally.
At noon Saturday, a call came in about a injured Canada goose in the River Forest subdivision, according to interim Chief Capt. Jack West.
Sgt. Douglas Arrowood and Officer David Williams searched the area, but the goose remained on the lam.
A second call came in around 4 p.m., and this time, the officers managed to spot the gimpy goose.
They also noticed some clear plastic netting tangled around its neck preventing the bird from straightening its neck to its full length.
When the officers approached, the goose fled.
But the goose would not duck capture for long.
The two officers chased the wild goose to a nearby residence, where it got stuck in a hedge. Arrowood and Williams were able to hold the bird down and remove the netting around its neck.
They took the goose to a nearby pond, where they set it loose. They stayed to make sure it remembered how to swim and eat.
The next day, the two officers conducted a welfare check at the pond, where they found the bird exhibiting all the behaviors of a normal Canada goose, West said.