Canada geese migrate huge distances every year. But unfortunately, there’s usually at least a couple who get lost along the way.
Last week, an Alberta forester likely came across one. Andre Bachman was driving through a rural road near Edson when he noticed that a Canada goose had begun following his truck. At first, he thought it was a weird coincidence, or maybe just a strange bird. But when the goose clearly wouldn’t let up, Bachman eventually decided to pull over and figure out what exactly was going on. Because he’s that polite.
“Are you lost? What are you doing here?” Bachman can be heard saying in a video he later posted to YouTube.
The goose, of course, couldn’t answer his questions and kind of just walked around in response. But the bird was clearly all alone and didn’t appear to be frightened by Bachman. So the Alberta man decided to help in the only way that he could: by leading it to water.
Bachman hoped back in his car, revved the engine, and probably to his own amazement, the bird began running after the vehicle (eventually flying when running proves too slow).
The determined goose tailgates the truck for a few minutes, and Bachman even stopped a couple of times to give the bird updates on where they’re going.
“Hey, we’re going to go to Shining Bank Lake,” he says, trying to lift the animal’s spirits. “Maybe find some buddies, eh?”
Once they finally arrived, Bachman watched as the goose goes for a much-needed swim and slowly unwinds.
“Once there, it [seemed] happy and stays,” he wrote in the description for his video.
Safe travels, brave goose.