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Dog attacks on Colorado postal carriers on the decline, but Denver still ranks in top 20 cities nationwide for attacks – The Denver Post

The age-old dance between dog and postal worker appears to be less fraught, with a nearly 18 percent drop in Colorado dog attacks on postal carriers in 2017.

Dogs in Colorado attacked 132 postal employees in 2017 — 24 fewer than the previous year, according to a United States Postal Service news release.

Because dogs can be territorial in nature, the postal service explained that sometimes the family pet can perceive someone dropping off a package or letter as a threat to the home.

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