The local game warden in a small town had arrested a man for killing and eating an egret.
The man went before a judge to plead his case.
After pleading guilty, the judge asked him why he did it.
“I was just trying to feed my hungry family,” he told the judge. “And I’ve
never done anything like that before.”
The judge, being a family man himself, had a soft heart and agreed to let the
man go free, since it was his first and only offense.
“Before you go, though, I want to ask you a question,” the judge quipped.
“What does Egret taste like?”
“Well, your honor,” the man said, “It’s not as tender as Spotted Owl but it’s
better than Bald Eagle!”