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London- A crow prevented a postman from resuming deliveries to a street in Canada after attacking him frequently.

Canada Post refused to deliver letters to a Vancouver neighbourhood after the bird swooped on the worker, leaving him bleeding.

“The notorious crow, known as Canuck, first found fame last year after his search for shiny objects led to steal a knife from a crime scene,” Evening Standard reported.

Shawn Bergman, one of the people living in the neighborhood, said on his Facebook page that he and two neighbours stopped receiving post for two months after the postman was attacked in April.

He said he believed the crow had been defending his nest, writing: “Canuck encountered the mail carrier one day and proceeded to bite him a few times causing broken skin and bleeding.

“I felt horrible when I found out that Canuck had caused harm to someone. But I understand Crow nesting season and the perils that come with it.

“This lasted for a couple of days until Canada Post stopped mail delivery to my home and to two other homes.”

Canuck’s behaviour had led to the bird receiving “death threats”, Mr Bergman added.

A Canada Post spokeswoman stated that: “Unfortunately, our employees have been attacked and injured by a crow in that Vancouver neighbourhood while attempting to deliver the mail.

“Regular mail delivery was suspended to three homes due to it being unsafe for our employees.

“We are monitoring the situation when delivering the mail to other residents on the street. If our employees believe it is safe to deliver to those three addresses, they do so.”

In May last year Canuck swooped to steal a blade allegedly used by a knifeman to threaten police officers.

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