A Drugs Enforcement Administration officer stopped by at a ranch in Texas and talked with an old rancher.
He told the rancher: "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs."
The rancher replied: "Okay… but whatever you do don't go in that field over there," as he pointed to the field behind the officer.
The DEA official verbally exploded and screamed: "Mister… I have the authority of the Federal Government with me!"
He reached into his rear trouser pocket and removed his badge and shoved it under the rancher’s nose.
"See this badge? This badge means I’m allowed to go wherever I want… on any land I like! No questions asked or answers given! Have I made myself absolutely clear? Do you understand?"
The rancher nodded politely, apologized, and went about his chores.
A short time later the old rancher heard some loud screams. He looked up, and saw the DEA officer running for his life and being chased by the rancher's big Santa Gertrudis bull.
With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that the official would be gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified.
The rancher threw down his tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his lungs…
"Your badge! Show him your BADGE!"