A man was stopped by a game warden in Tennessee recently. He was carrying two buckets of fish. He was leaving a lake well known for its fishing.
The game warden asked the man, “Do you have a license to catch those fish?”
The man replied to the game warden, “No sir. These are my pet fish.”
“Pet fish?” the warden replied.
“Yes sir, every night I take these fish down to the lake and let them swim around. After awhile, I whistle and they jump back into their buckets and I take them back home again.”
“That’s a bunch of bologny! Fish can’t do that!” was the outburst from the warden.
The man looked at the game warden for a moment and then said, “Here, I’ll show you. It really works.”
“OK, I’ve got to see this!” The game warden was curious now.
The man poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.
After several minutes the game warden turned to the man and said, “Well?”
“Well, what?” the man responded.
“When are you going to call them back?” The game warden asked.
“Call who back?” the man asked.
“What fish?” the man asked.
(Yes, all fishermen tell big whoppers!)
He got away with this one!
Thanks to Joan Covell for this joke!