A hiker gets lost and ends up spending a few days wandering around in the woods looking for food.
Finally, he catches a bald eagle, hits it with a big rock, and starts eating it raw.
A park ranger stumbles onto the scene, finds the hiker eating the eagle, and arrests him for killing an endangered species.
In court the hiker explains that he was on the edge of starvation and had no choice.
“Considering the circumstances, I find you not guilty,” says the judge.
“But out of curiosity – what did the bald eagle taste like?”
“Well, your honour,” the hiker says,
“it tasted like a cross between a whooping crane and a woodpecker.”