Perhaps he is a drill sergeant.
An unidentified member of the U.S. armed forces is now an internet celebrity after he was photographed herding a family of geese out of a busy Oklahoma intersection.
Emily Coker had just pulled out of a Starbucks with her morning coffee in hand when she “saw this little gaggle of geese trying to cross the road,” she told InsideEdition.com Thursday.
“Everyone’s just waiting. It’s like 6:30 in the morning,” she said.
Coker, a registered nurse, said traffic came to a standstill as motorists watched the fowl procession.
Suddenly, a truck pulled up next to her, she said, and a soldier got out. Without a word, he walked toward the geese and began to march them out of the roadway.
“There were some baby geese at the back and they were going the wrong direction,” Coker said. “He just walked up behind them and started shooing them.”
No one seemed to be in a big hurry, she said. “People just sat there and waited for the geese to pass,” she said.
She snapped two photos on her cellphone and posted them on the Facebook account of her town, Moore, Okla. The post has spawned hundreds of comments.
Coker hoped that someone would be able to identify the service member, but so far, no one has.
"I just wanted to thank him," she said.
"It was so early in the morning, I was still trying to wake up,” she said. "I thought, 'This is OK, I’ll just sit here and drink my coffee.'"