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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Perils of Delivering the Mail

If you follow along here, you know I am a substitute mail carrier on a rural route.  The dangers I encounter are mostly weather-related as I drive 130 miles through the Chugach Mountains.  There are few year-'round residents along this area because the roads run through Chugach National Forest.

The scenery is distracting, to say the least.

Moose stepping onto the road in front of me, swans flying past at windshield height, and a turkey guarding its domain are the worst dangers I face.  I don't have to worry about any of the dogs on the route because the contract carrier (for whom I substitute) has them spoiled rotten.  They all run up to my vehicle expecting doggie salmon treats.

But another mail carrier had to deal with quite another things.  Here's a link to a video.  Note the mail delivery truck at the left side of the video in the very beginning.


1 comment:

  1. Next time you have a few days of mail run, give me a call, I'd love to ride along.