A man was stopped by a game-warden in
Arkansas recently. He had with him 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 here
fish down to the lake and let them
swim around. After a while, I whistle and
they jump back into their buckets, and I take them back home again."
"That's a bunch of
hogwash ! Fish can't do
that!" was the outburst from the
The man looked at the game warden for a
moment, and then said: "Here, I'll
show you. It really works."
"O.K. 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 prompted.
"Call who back?" The man asked.
"What fish?" The man asked.
from the Happy Nest