“Hey you there, the Bald Eagle is a protected species, and killing one is punishable offence”, said the Park Ranger.
Bubba was swiftly arrested, and ushered before the judge.
In court, he pleaded innocent to the charges against him, claiming that if he didn’t eat the bald eagle he would have died from starvation.
“I was so hungry,” complained Bubba, “and the Bald Eagle was the only food I could find!”
To everyone’s amazement, the judge ruled in his favor.
In the judge’s closing statement he said to Bubba, “I would like you to ask you something before I let you go. I have never eaten a bald eagle, nor ever plan on it. But I would like to know: What did it taste like?”
Bubba answered, “Well to tell you the truth Your Honor, it tasted like a cross between a Whooping Crane and a Spotted Owl.”
(Image of a Bald Eagle from Wikipedia)