A redneck was stopped by a game warden in
Texas recently with two ice
chests full of fish. He was leaving a cove well known for its
The game warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those
"Naw, sir, I ain't got none of them there licenses, nope. You
must understand these here are my pet fish."
"Pet fish?" asked the game warden.
"Yep. Every night I take these here fish down to da lake and let
'em swim 'round for a while. Then in the mornin' I come back and
I whistle and they jump rat back into these here ice chests and I take
"That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that!" says the warden.
The redneck looked at the game warden for a moment and then said, "It's
the truth, Mr. Government man, I'll show ya. It really
"Okay," said the game warden, "I've GOT to see this!"
The redneck poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.
After several minutes, the game warden turned to him and said, "Well?"
"Well, what?" asked the redneck.
The warden asked, "When are you going to call them back?"
The redneck asked, "Call who back?"
"The FISH!" replied the warden.
"What fish?" answered the redneck.
We here in Texas may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we
aren't as dumb as most government employees.
James Odle, Jr.
© 2006, Jace Carlton. All International Rights Reserved.