|Date: ||Tue, 12 Dec 2000 19:47:48 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||Gail Russell <grussell@MINDSPRING.COM>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Gail Russell <grussell@MINDSPRING.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Urban coyotes|
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Coyotes have been occupying the national park property (West Palisades
Unit) next to my condominium for about a year now. There is apparently a
pack as several bark/howl periodically at night.
At 04:55 PM 12/12/00 -0500, Lynn Hennelly wrote:
>Hope this isn't inappropriate for a 'birders' list serve, but...
>Early last evening, was walking my dogs on the outskirts of the Bobby
Jones golf course (across from my apartment -- smack in the middle of
Atlanta!), and ran into another dog walker who told me that for two nights
in a row, while walking her dog on the golf course (just after dark), she
had an encounter (from a short distance) with a coyote! It even followed
her and her dog - as she began to run away from it... and her dog had a
rather extreme reaction. She couldn't quite believe it, so called the
Wildlife Society only to find out that indeed, wild coyotes are on the
increase within the city. Apparently, with the increased habitat loss
outside the city limits, coyotes are 'moving in'.
>Wild turkeys.... wild coyotes.... what next?!?