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March 17, 2019

Posties using virtual reality headsets to learn how to avoid being dog attacks

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By Stephen Hayward, The Missor (UK)
Royal Mail has used the system more then 750 times since November after a string of horrific attacks in which rogue pets have bitten off fingers, thumbs and even a nose.  Posties are using ­virtual reality headsets to learn how to avoid being attacked by dogs. The gadgets provide a 360-degree street view scene and advice on how to deal with aggressive pets on their rounds. Self-defence training shows a postie dropping to one knee to protect herself and using her postbag as a shield. The move comes after a string of ­horrific attacks in which rogue pets have bitten off fingers, thumbs and even a nose. The new “dog byte” computer program urges posties to look for signs that a pet is present and not to take at face value assurances that an animal is harmless.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/posties-using-virtual-reality-headsets-14077547

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