A camper was stopped by a Game Warden in Michigan as
she was returning to her campsite with a bucket full of still
Do you have a license to catch those fish the game
warden asked ;
No sir. These are my Pet Fish, the woman replied ;
Pet fish? the warden asked.
Yes, sir. Every night I take these fish down to the lake where I’m
camped and let them swim around for a while. When they hear my
whistle, they jump right back into the bucket and I take them back
to the camp.
That’s a bunch of baloney, the game warden said ;
as he reached for his pad of citations.
The woman looked at the game warden for a moment and then said,
If you don’t believe me, then follow me back to the lake to see how
it works. Still suspicious, but curious, the game warden agreed.
So they walked to the lake. There, the woman poured the fish into
the lake, where they disappeared into the water.
Okay, said the game warden ; Call them back.
Call who back? asked the woman ;
The fish, replied the warden ;
What fish? asked the woman.