Turtle Fishing

A man is sitting on the bank of a river with a turtle.

And an officer from the fisheries board approached him. The officer says to the man “do you know it’s illegal to poach turtles out of this river – they’re an endangered species”?

The man says to the officer, “no this is my pet turtle. I bring him down here everyday and let him go for a swim. He swims across the river and back”.

“Bullshit” the officer replies. So the man places the turtle in the water and says “watch this”. The turtle swims out and the two men are standing there waiting.

Ten minutes goes past and the officer says “well where’s the turtle?”.

The man replies – “what turtle”?