Canadian construction workers have been observed constructing a 3000-mile long fence along their border with the United States.
"It's nothing to worry about," said Denis Coderre, Canada's immigration minister. "We're just putting it up to, um ... keep our moose from crossing the border and bothering you fine Americans."
The 16-foot-high fence, topped by razor wire, is electrified, according to signs posted on the U.S. side of the fence in English and Alabaman.
"We're building new fire watch towers, too," Coderre said, "All along the border. As good neighbors, our fire watchers will be watching the American side of the fence closely."
"Their guns are for protection against moose that climb up the fire watch towers," Coderre said. "It's a real problem up here."
"Incidentally," Coderre added, "Americans who wish to immigrate to Canada should remain calm. It's not like 56 million of you will want to cross the border all at once. Take your time.
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