The Tree Hugger
A lady from New York State, who was a tree hugger and a dedicated
anti-hunter, purchased a piece of timberland. There was a large tree on
one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted to get a good view of
the natural splendor of her purchase so she started to climb the big tree.
As she neared the top, she encountered a Bald Eagle that attacked her.
In her haste to escape, the lady slid down the tree to the ground and got
many splinters in her crotch. In considerable pain, she hurried to the
nearest country doctor She told him what an environmentalist and anti-
hunter she was and how she came to get all the splinters.
The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then told her to
go into the examining room and he would see if he could help her. She
sat and waited for three hours before the doctor reappeared. The angry
lady demanded, "What took you so long?"
He smiled and then told her, "Well, I had to get permits from the
Environmental Protection Agency, the US. Forest Service, the Bureau of
Land Management, NY Department of Environmental Conservation, and
the Adirondack Park Agency before I could remove old-growth timber
from a recreational area. I'm sorry, but they all turned me down."