AQUILLA AND PRISCILLA
* "The Romans kept geese as domesticated birds. Birds hear much better than humans do, and this helped the ancient Romans. The wonderful hearing of the geese saved the city from attack.
In the middle of the night, an army of Goths approached the city. Although the city’s guards did not hear the sounds of the advancing enemy, the geese did, and they began to make noise.The geese made so much noise honking, they alerted the guards in time for soldiers and citizens to make an effective defense of their city and keep it from being overrun." Adapted from an article by Karen Hill.