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I know I shouldn't of found this funny but I did. What are the chances of this happening, my yard attracts lots of squirrels I may get a kevlar vest just to be safe.



Pennsylvania letter carrier attacked by squirrel is taken to hospital

12:00:27 EST Nov 2, 2006

Canadian Press


OIL CITY, Pa. (AP) - Letter carriers occasionally have to deal with angry dogs or maybe even a spider's nest in a mailbox, but a mean squirrel?
Barb Dougherty, 30, a U.S. Postal Service employee, said she was attacked and bitten Monday by a squirrel while delivering mail in Oil City, about 121 kilometres north of Pittsburgh.
"It was a freak thing. It was traumatic," Dougherty told the Derrick newspaper. "I saw it there on the porch, put the mail in the box and turned to walk away and it jumped on me."
She said the animal ran up her leg and onto her back.
"I eventually got a hold of the tail and pulled it off me," Dougherty said. "No one was home at the house where I was delivering the mail, but the neighbour lady heard me screaming and came over."
An ambulance took Dougherty to a hospital, where she was treated for cuts and scratches. The squirrel was killed with a BB gun and sent to a lab to be tested for rabies. Dougherty was given the first series of rabies shots as a precaution.
Postal officials said the attack is extraordinary.
"In about 230 years of postal history, I bet it is not the first, but I've personally never heard of another squirrel biting," said Steve Kochersperger, spokesman for the Erie district.