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Mailman at 72 With America’s Longest Route

He’s on County Road 1680 moving like a black-tailed jackrabbit under the big-bowl Oklahoma sky, a tiny dot in his Ford Ranger out on the edge of the world when the flying red stinger ants show up.

One, two, now three, they invade. Jim Ed Bull swats with a big hand. “They can hurt ya bad,” he says.