The Chief was stopped by a game warden recently with two ice chests full of fish. He was leavin' a cove well-known for its fishing.
The game warden asked the chief, 'Do you have a license to catch those fish?'
'Naw, sir', replied the chief. 'I ain't got none of them there licenses. You must understand, these here are my pet fish.'
'Yeah. Every night, I take these here fish down to the lake and let 'em swim 'round for awhile. Then, when I whistle, they jump right back into these here ice chests and I take 'em home.'
'That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that.'
The chief looked at the warden for a moment and then said, 'It's the truth Mr. game warden. I'll show ya. It really works.'
'O. K.', said the warden. 'I've got to see this!'
The chief poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.
After several minutes, the warden says, 'Well?'
'Well, what?', says the chief.
The warden says, 'When are you going to call them back?'
'Call who back?'
'The FISH', replied the warden!
'What fish?', replied the chief.