A man was stopped by the DNR in Preston County West Virginia recently with two ice chests full of live fish in water, leaving the Cheat River.
The DNR officer asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?"
"Naw, my friend, I ain't got no license. These here are my pet fish."
"Yep. Every night I take these fish down to the river and let 'em swim 'round for a while. Then I whistle and they jump right back into this ice
chest and I take 'em home."
"That's a bunch of balony! Fish can't do that!"
The man looked at the DNR officer for a moment and then said, "It's the truth. I'll show you. It really works."
"Okay, I've GOT to see this!"
The man poured the fish into the river and stood and waited.
After several minutes, the DNR officer turned to him and said, "Well?"
"Well, what?" said the man.
"When are you going to call them back?"
"Call who back?"
We in West Virginia may not be as smart as some, but we're not as dumb as most.
Submitted by John P.