A woman had a friend who owned two very intelligent porpoises.
They could do amazing tricks, and communicate with humans very well.
After much urging, the owner agreed to sell the porpoises to his friend.
“But remember this,” said the seller: “The porpoises will never die as long as you feed them each one live seagull every day. As soon as you miss a day, they will die.”
The new owner transported the porpoises to her home, and placed them in her outdoor swimming pool, where she kept them alive and well for some time.
Each day she would go down to the beach, capture two live seagulls, and bring them home to feed to the porpoises.
One day as she was returning home with a live gull in each hand, she found a lion lying across her doorstep, basking in the sun.
She panicked, because she knew that if she didn’t get through to feed the porpoises, they would die.
So she jumped over the lion and ran quickly into the house. Inside, much to her surprise, were two FBI agents who promptly placed her under arrest.
“What’s the charge?” asked the stunned porpoise owner. “What have I done wrong?”
“You, madam,” replied one of the FBI agents, “are being charged for illegally transporting captive gulls across a sedate lion for immortal porpoises!”