Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Woburn, MA, USA
Caught cooking an eagle by a ranger, the man pleaded not guilty before the Magistrate.
"It was not my intent to eat an eagle, your honor. The whole thing was unintentional"
"Go on", prompted the magistrate.
"Your honor, I was fishing and had caught a fish. I hadn't eaten in two days and I really needed that fish and was so happy to catch it when all of a sudden this eagle swooped down and grabbed it and tried to fly away with it. The eagle wound up getting hooked and I just started reeling in hoping to get my fish back. Well, when that eagle got near me it tried to get away harder and it wound up in the water, exhausted, and drowned.
Meanwhile the fish got away and I had this dead eagle on my line, and I still needed to eat. So, since the eagle was dead anyway, I cooked it and was eating it when the ranger came along".
"Your account of the event makes sense" said the magistrate. "I am dismissing the charges. But I have a question. What does a golden eagle taste like?"
"Well, your honor, the best I can say is.... like... a cross between a California Condor and a Spotted Owl."