One morning at a coastal aquarium, the director was walking through the exhibits before they opened. As he reached the porpoise exhibit, he was shocked to discover that “mating season” had arrived. Indeed, the porpoises were extremely amorous, splashing around and… well, you know.
Fortunately, the director knew what to do. He called one of his workers and explained the situation.
“Our porpoises are in the mood to make baby porpoises,” he said. “Obviously we can’t open their exhibit with them acting like that, but they’re one of our most popular attractions so we have to do something.”
“Um, boss?” the worker replied nervously, “what exactly do you want me to do about it?”
The director chuckled. “Oh, nothing all that serious. You see, over the years, I’ve discovered that juvenile seagulls possess a hormone that calms the porpoises down. All I need you to do is find a few, then bring them back here so we can get these creatures settled.”
“Oh, okay,” said the worker, with obvious relief. “I know just where to look.”
And so, the worker drove off toward the beach to look for young birds. On the way there, he heard a news alert warning that the local zoo had been burglarized and that the lion cage was left open. Citizens everywhere were told to be on the lookout for the big cats.
Soon afterward, the worker reached the beach and began searching for the small birds. In almost no time at all, he had captured several and was beginning to bring them back to his car. But as he walked toward the parking lot, he stopped suddenly! There, in the middle of his path, were the lions from the zoo. Fortunately, it looked like the lions had already eaten, because they were acting sleepy. One by one, each lion lay down in the path and went to sleep.
Gingerly, the worker crept up the path. He carefully stepped over each lion, holding his breath so that he wouldn’t wake them. As he made it past the final lion, he began to relax… but then he was immediately surrounded by police and placed under arrest!
Transporting underage gulls across sedate lions for immoral porpoises!