Most people would probably get a chuckle out of it and move on.
But not in Wisconsin.
Scott Walker's administration is so screwed up and incompetent that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel felt compelled to make sure that it was indeed a joke:
You can keep your ornamental deer in the yard.Obviously, the letter isn't the only joke in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says someone is using an official-looking letterhead advising the public to remove concrete deer from their property by Nov. 1.
Otherwise, the reader is told, the DNR might count them as part of a deer census.
The DNR's deer population estimates have been controversial for years, although the agency continues to count deer, including with aerial surveys.
"Obviously, it's a hoax," said Jim Dick, spokesman for the DNR. "We're not asking people to remove their concrete deer ornaments."
The purported memo is dated Aug. 3, but the DNR became aware of it on Monday as it spread over social media, including Facebook and Twitter.