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Seen Any Coyotes in Dunwoody?

Our neighboring community of Murphey Candler said a pair was spotted last week.


Is Dunwoody the next city in metro Atlanta to have a coyote problem?

A reader told Patch that a pair of coyotes were spotted on Jan. 17 in the Murphey Candler area, on W. Nancy Creek near a condominium complex.

Our neighboring city of Decatur has been hosting community meetings on the critters for some time now. The last flurry of complaints came in late 2011 after a resident of the East Parkwood Road neighborhood saw a coyote snatch her cat off the front porch.

In fact, at 7 p.m. on Jan. 29, the Druid Hills Civic Association will hold a meeting for intown Atlanta communities like Decatur that are affected by these wild canine creatures. The meeting will be held in the parish hall at the Church of the Epiphany at 2089 Ponce de Leon Ave.

Seen any coyotes in your neck of the woods? Snap a picture and send it to Patch so we can share it with our readers.

Jason Hart January 23, 2013 at 01:49 PM
My fiance' saw a coyote run through our yard around 8:30 AM on January 17th. It was alone. We live near the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Vernon Oaks.
Kingley dad January 23, 2013 at 02:54 PM
I have seen several in Fontainebleau Forest. Hear them yipping all the time.
Sharon Posey January 23, 2013 at 05:37 PM
As long as developers keep building on every nook and cranny that is available in our fair city, you are going to have issues with coyotes, deer, and other forms of wildlife that have no where else to go. Learn about their behavior, when they are most active, and take precautions with small pets, etc. to avoid unfortunate confrontations!
Rob January 23, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Not a one..but I have seem quite a few "jack A**es", especially around Perimeter Center East. BTW.. I did see a beautiful Hawk that is now living by the DHS retention pond, and no,... it was not the fallacious Hawk from the emergency escapade a few months ago that a local blogger pulled on a local councilmans website!
cats eye January 27, 2013 at 09:12 PM
There is a pack that roams the "desert" in Village Mill. You can hear them as they join up in the early evening. I've been on the back tennis courts when they started their chorus. My parents and sister in Village Mill had one come into their backyard fence after a cat.The cat got on the windowsill and was fighting off the coyote below her. My sister saw the cat from inside and came out to get her; the coyote ran off. There is also a pack that calls to meet up around the parking lot of the Atlanta Church on Peachford Rd. I have personally watched several of that pack run alongside the fence of our clubhouse/pool. They are definitely a problem, and residents know they've been becoming a problem for a long time..
cats eye January 27, 2013 at 09:23 PM
I've lived here since 1969. We've always had deer, but never coyotes. I agree with most of what you said; however, they coyote is not a natural native as the deer are. Coyotes are disease-carrying interloping varmints who have moved into residential areas due to the easy hunting; but there are not as many rabbits around Dunwoody as there used to be. Pets are now the main food item. You are right about learning their habits, etc., but their habits are changing. They are now mating with feral dogs in this area. There are now instances of coyotes killing hikers, etc. They are too dangerous and adaptable to allow them to become native.
Steve Barton June 17, 2013 at 06:35 PM
A neighbor's missing cat was just found in a nearby yard, only all that was left was a tail, a collar, and scattered fur bits. Looks like we have a coyote not very far from the Village Mill "desert" -- Lakeland Woods Ct and Womack Rd across the street from Dunwoody Elementary School.
Verron Federation July 19, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Although we always try to encourage co-existing with coyotes in subdivisions, if a coyote starts taking pets and causing problems our company can come out to trap the coyote who is not living harmoniously with humans. Once they start preying on house pets there is no telling if they will stop. This is normally a sign that the coyote population is not being able to be supported by the natural food source and they have to resort to domestic pets. Population control is what is required in this situation. We can help. Check out our website at: www.animaltrappingremoval.com
Paul McKeever September 17, 2013 at 09:00 PM
We saw one laying in the middle of our backyard today, when we came out on the deck he stared at us and ran off into the woods. We're at Tilly Mill and Coldstream

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