DOYLE, Tenn. - Negative campaigning reached new heights in one mid-state community. A mayoral candidate in Doyle, Tennessee received a death threat: a note attached to a dead opossum.

The target was mayoral candidate Ray Spivey. Spivey had little to say about it, saying it has disrupted what has been a pretty civil campaign.

"Well, all I've got to say is it's a small community. They're tore up enough. We don't need that kind of stuff down here, so that's all I want to say about it," said Spivey.

Some call it a sick prank, but others say it should be taken seriously.

The population of Doyle is about 600. About half of the residents are registered voters, so when this picture hit the local newspaper it was the buzz all over town.