One morning a little blind Eclectus parrot was hopping along the ground, and he tripped over a large snake and fell, "KERPLOP" right on his little beak.

"Oh, Please excuse me!" said the bird. "I didn't mean to trip over you, but you see, I'm blind and could not see."

"That's perfectly all right," replied the snake. "To be sure, it was MY fault. I didn't mean to trip you, but I'm blind too, and I didn't see you coming. By the way, what kind of animal are you?"

"Well, I really don't know," said the Eclectus. "I'm blind, and I've never seen myself. Maybe you could examine me and find out."  

So the snake felt the bird all over, and he said, "Well, you're soft, and feathery, and you have a long tail, and a big beak; YOU must be a BIRD!"

The little blind Eclectus was so pleased that he danced with joy. Then he said, "I can't thank you enough, but by the way, WHAT kind of animal are YOU?"  

The snake replied that he didn't know, so the bird agreed to examine HIM, and then the snake said, "Well, what kind of an animal am I?"

The Eclectus replied, "You're hard, you're cold, you're slimy, and you haven't got any balls--you must be a lawyer!"