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August 08, 2005

The Texan and the game warden

A game warden once stopped a Texan, with two ice chests packed full of fish, just as he was leaving a cove that was known for its fishing. "Do you have a license to be fishing here?" the game warden asked the man.

"No, suh, I ain't got a license. But you have to understand that these are my pet fish."

"Your pet fish..." repeated the game warden.

"Yep. Ev'ry night I take these fish down to the lake and let them swim 'round for a while. Then, when I whistle, they jump right back into these here ice chests and I take 'em back home."

"That's a bunch of hooey," said the warden. "Fish can't do that!"

The Texan looked at the game warden for a moment and then said, "It's the truth, Mr. Warden. I'll show you. It really works."

"Okay," said the game warden. "This I've got to see!"

So the Texan emptied the ice chests, putting all of his fish back into the lake. Then he stood there waiting. After several minutes of this, the game warden turned to him and asked, "Well?"

"Well, what?" said the Texan.

"When are you going to call them back?"

"Call who back?"

"The fish!"

"What fish?"

Now here in Texas we may not be as smart as some city slickers but we ain't near as dumb as most game wardens.

Posted by joke du jour at August 8, 2005 07:52 PM

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