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Wash. troopers escort geese family off freeway

June 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Canada goose and her goslings were the source of a morning rush hour traffic backup on a Washington state freeway.

State troopers in three cruisers escorted the flock to an off-ramp after drivers became concerned about the geese's safety. They saw them waddling along the shoulder of I-90 in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue.

State Department of Transportation traffic cameras captured the family running on the freeway shoulder, flanked by troopers following slowly behind.

It took about 20 minutes, but the geese did get away safely.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.