Coyote walking near Winn Park
There has been a lot of talk about coyotes recently. Neighbors have reported seeing a coyote in Winn Park, on Montgomery Ferry, on Peachtree Circle, and near the Ansley Golf Club as well as other places in urban Atlanta.
There is a lot of information on the Internet about coyotes. We are fortunate in Atlanta in that we have a local expert resource in The Atlanta Coyote Project!
The Atlanta Coyote Project was developed by scientists from Berry College, Emory University, the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and the North River Geographic Systems. The goals of the project are to provide the public with information about coyotes from the viewpoint of biology and natural history; to provide a centralized location where coyote sightings, activity, and incidents can be reported, maintained and mapped; and to conduct peer-review, scientific research on coyotes.
Their website (www.atlantacoyoteproject.org) is fully stocked with information about coyotes themselves, why lethal control and relocation programs don’t work; and information about co-habitation of humans and coyotes. The experts at the Atlanta Coyote Project want you to report your sighting to them, there is even a form!
The Atlanta Coyote Program wants you to visit their website, www.atlantacoyoteproject.org. The site is a great resource for all ages and concerns.