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In his 25 years as a postman Kevin Norman has carried thousands of letters -- postmarks from around the world coach China and Indonesia.
And just the things that ever -- from overseas like a coconut.
You know what stance -- But a different kind of -- is slowly fading on his wrist it's a scar from a December dog attack it could have been worse and then a modest scarred for life.
Crossing paths with the dog is an everyday occurrence on his delivery route.
Kevin Norman is one of six letter carriers -- last year in Austin that number has already doubled in 2012 with twelve attacks so far.
Along with all the barking and he's heard all of the jokes about postman and dogs but now it's not a joke anymore.
That's frightening going to -- door and you know there's a dog back there and scary.
-- letter carriers are only armed with a can of repellent to ward off attacking dogs if the spray doesn't work.
The bank is the last defense explosive drop.
And then grab this and -- and the male in his pouch Friday morning dot delivered without any bites her her.
The spike in the number of attacks and Boston it's alarming.
But it's not the local problem.
Los Angeles led the nation and dog attacks on letter carriers with 83 incidents Houston Dallas and San Antonio combined for nearly.
A 130 attacks.
Fort Worth and El Paso were among the top 25 cities.
Well it is in -- two.
Afraid to do your job before -- Watson became a Postal Service supervisor she delivered letters.
Like Norman she has had a dangerous encounter with the dog and understands the stress that can -- It's a huge cost to the Postal Service and long.
That emotional scars the physical scars and it's a very serious very serious -- the letter carriers job.
Keeping your dog securities the most obvious rule which you may not know -- this.
When the post when gets to your house let him put the mail in the box never reach out and take it.
Your dog may think that the letter carrier is making -- threatening move even though that's not the case.
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