Georgia biologist discusses coyote sightings across metro Atlanta neighborhoods
According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, roughly 20 years ago, there were no coyotes in the metro Atlanta area.
However, over the years, the wild canines, sometimes called prairie wolves or brush wolves, have been found in all 159 counties in Georgia. Most recently, they’ve been spotted in Brookhaven and in Dunwoody, where a dog was allegedly attacked. There have also been reports of coyotes prowling around Morningside, Lenox and Druid Hills neighborhoods.
“Wildlife is way more tolerant of us than we are of them,” said Kaitlin Goode, a wildlife biologist and the program manager of the Urban Wildlife Program for Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division,
On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Goode discussed why coyotes are being spotted more frequently and what you should do if you come in contact with one.