ANOTHER TRUE (TALL) TALE FROM AUSTRALIA:
I went fishing one morning, but after a short time I ran out of my prawn bait. Bugger! Wouldn’t it root your bloody boot!
Then I saw a red-belly black snake with a frog in his mouth. I said to it, ‘Good on yer, Cobber’.
(Frogs are really good barramundi bait.)
Knowing that the snake couldn't bite me with the frog in his mouth, I grabbed him
right behind the head, took the frog off the teeth, and put it in my bait bucket.
Now the problem was; how to release the snake without getting bitten.
So, I grabbed my traveller’s bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label and poured a moderate amount of whiskey into its mouth.
The snake’s eyes rolled back and he went limp.
I released him into the lake without further incident and carried on fishing, using the frog as bait.
A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot. It was that bloody snake again, with two more frogs.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
Confucius - Chinese Philosopher - [551bc-479bc]