Suburban coyotes cause concern

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ROSWELL, Ga. — The mauling of a dog in the Atlanta suburbs has renewed concerns about coyotes that prowl subdivisions.

Joe Feinberg tells WSB-TV that Saturday’s attack left his 40-pound Australian shepherd mix with several gash wounds.

Feinberg tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a veterinarian who stitched up the dog told him the animal is lucky to be alive after the attack. Feinberg says the ordeal has left him fearful of letting his 3-year-old daughter out at night.

Roswell is one of several metro Atlanta communities trying to figure out how to deal with coyotes. Sandy Springs and Decatur have also reported issues with the animals.

In Sandy Springs, the Huntcliff Homeowner’s Association recently hired a trapper to deal with coyotes in that neighborhood.

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itsanotherday1 04/17/12 - 08:46 am
Put a bounty on them. The

Put a bounty on them. The good 'ol boys will thin them out pretty quick.

nevertoolate 04/17/12 - 04:12 pm
I reported a coyote that had

I reported a coyote that had been at my next door neighbor's home twice. I reported it to Columbia County and they said they couldn't do anything because a coyote was wildlife and I would have to report it to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The DNR said they could do nothing about it. I live in Martinez, in an established neighborhood near the Belair Road/Columbia Road intersection-not exactly out in the country. I guess until someone's child gets dragged off, "nothing can be done about it".

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