My dilemma: ref Bonanza Trail/Mableton Parkway and surrounding area
Yesterday 1/29 around 9:45 a.m. I had the unpleasurable event of a Coyote "homesteading" in my back yard for at least 30 minutes. I took pictures of it, sent it to my son to confirm what I thought it was and he confirmed my suspicions. I then called 911 and they sent a very nice gentleman by the name of C. P. Awtrey from animal control to my residence to see if he could trap my new pet.
The coyote was still lounging around in my back yard when he arrived from the Powder Springs area almost a half hour later. Mr. Awtrey did see the coyote. I have woods behind my house and he did scout out the area for about 15 minutes looking for the animal to no avail.
He had the proper "tools" to catch it. One was a big net and the other I believe was the long rod with a loop on the end to latch on to the coyote's neck. Naturally, when he pulled up and got out of his truck the coyote ambled back in the woods and disappeared. The coyote is still "at large"!
I also talked to my neighbor and she informed me that her sons see coyotes a lot of the time down by the Georgia Power Substation just south of Bonanza Trail. One of them comes in late at night and sees the coyotes crossing Mableton Parkway as he is driving home in that same vicinity. People tell him that is not what he sees.
Thought you would like to warn the people of South Mableton that we do have multiple coyotes roaming around and to not leave their children or pets unattended outside.