Coyotes in the News
Critter Busters of Acworth, Ga. is one of the top wildlife removal and prevention services around. While our customer calls generally include small pests, such as: squirrels, bats, rats, raccoons, bees, etc.; recent events have enticed us to discuss coyotes for this week’s post.
If you regularly watch the local news, you may have heard about the recent incidents with coyote attacks in Dekalb County. 11 Alive News first reported an issue when “Ziva the chihuahua” had to be rescued by her owner from the jaws of a coyote on the evening of March 15th. WSB-TV Atlanta then followed this story up with a different story about coyotes killing neighborhood cats in the same area.
Watch a WSB-TV News Clip Here
Don’t Panic! Read These Coyote Facts:
Coyotes are non-native wildlife found throughout the southeast. Since their arrival in Georgia, which was noted by hunters around 1969, this species has grown dramatically. Coyotes’ appearances reflect those of a medium-sized dog with a straight bushy tail; fur color varies from reddish brown to black and brownish-gray (most common) with dark highlights on the shoulders and back, plus a cream colored underbelly.
It is important to note that coyotes are timid in nature and typically shy away from humans (they will run from loud noises typically). Due to their highly adaptive nature, however, it has been confirmed that they do reside in every county of Georgia (including urban areas).
The good news is that coyotes are an important member of the Georgia wildlife system. They eat many animals that most of us consider pests, like: rabbits, mice and other rodents, deer (mostly fawns), squirrels, opossums, raccoons, snakes, etc. However, small pets can also become a late night snack if they are left outside at night (when coyotes hunt) in a heavily populated coyote area (which you would know).
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