Photos: Top fourteen cities for dog attacks on postal workers -- and where Denver ranks
No, dogs biting mail deliverers isn't just a staple of old sitcoms. It actually happens a lot, and Denver made the roster. The entire list is below, complete with terrifying photos that should probably be rated PWG -- Postal Worker Guidance advised -- plus USPS tips about avoiding bites. Check it all out below.
Number 14: Wichita, Kansas
Total attacks: 20 Number 13 (tie): Dallas, Texas, and Tacoma, Washington
Total attacks: 21 Number 12: Denver, Colorado
Total attacks: 24 Number 10 (tie): Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio
Total attacks: 26 Number 9 (tie): Houston, Texas, and Minneapolis, Minnesota
Total attacks: 29 Number 7: St. Louis, Missouri
Total attacks: 32 Number 6: Detroit, Michigan
Total attacks: 34 Number 4: San Francisco, California
Total attacks: 38 Number 3: Chicago, Illinois
Total attacks: 42 Number 1: Los Angeles, California
Total attacks: 69
• Never leave a baby or small child alone with a dog. • Don't run past a dog. The dog's natural instinct is to chase and catch you. • If a dog threatens you, don't scream. Avoid eye contact. Try to remain motionless until the dog leaves, then back away slowly until the dog is out of sight. • Never approach a strange dog, especially one that's tethered or confined. • Don't disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating or caring for puppies. • Anyone wanting to pet a dog should first obtain permission from the owner. • Always let a dog see and sniff you before petting the animal. • If you believe a dog is about to attack you, try to place something between yourself and the dog, such as a backpack or a bicycle. • If you are knocked down by a dog, curl into a ball and protect your face with your hands.
More from our Lists & Weirdness archive: "Photos: Ten favorite dog names in Colorado and more."
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.
- Marijuana Strain Review: Tangerine Haze at Herban Medicinals
Sat., Oct. 10, 5:00pm
Sat., Oct. 10, 7:00pm
Sat., Oct. 10, 7:05pm
Sun., Oct. 11, 12:00pm
- Reader: Go Ahead and Arrest Kids for Dancing, You Fascist A$$holes!
- Ten Great Colorado Ways for Families to Celebrate October and Halloween