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CHP officers gave a gaggle of geese a slow escort across the Bay Bridge, video shows

CHP patrol car escorts geese wandering Bay Bridge

California Highway Patrol officers help two geese found wandering on the shoulder of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. They escorted the geese for miles along the bridge to bring them to safety.
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California Highway Patrol officers help two geese found wandering on the shoulder of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. They escorted the geese for miles along the bridge to bring them to safety.

A gaggle of geese got a police escort — apparently, a lengthy one — as California Highway Patrol officers helped two adults and a handful of goslings find their way off the Bay Bridge.

The geese were found trekking along the right shoulder between San Francisco or Oakland, according to a Saturday afternoon post by the CHP San Francisco Twitter page.

The tweet says the geese were heading to Treasure Island, the approximate midway point of the bridge. The Bay Bridge is about 4.5 miles long.

Video from the officers (identified in the tweet as a trainee and his training officer) shows their patrol car crawling along the far right lane to escort the family of geese.

From the angle seen in the video, the geese don't appear to be close to Treasure Island, and the tweet claims the escort lasted "several miles," a considerable feat considering the group's glacial speed. It's unclear if Treasure Island was the gaggle's destination or if they were looking for a day trip into the city.

And, as they appear to be traveling westward from Oakland toward San Francisco, there's also no official word from CHP regarding whether the geese paid the toll or not.

Wild animals, including deer, get stuck on the Bay Bridge occasionally.

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