Coyotes Attack, Kill Cat in Buckhead

A pack of coyotes was seen on a surveillance camera attacking a pet cat in the Buckhead area.

Here's some scary video from MyFoxAtlanta over the weekend showing a pack of coyotes attacking and killing a pet cat in the Loring Heights neighborhood.

It's just part of a bigger problem with coyotes in Georgia--there are at least 3,000 coyote sightings a year in Atlanta alone. They can be hunted year-round, though, and 200 people so far have been called upon to try to curtail the problem.

What do you think about the coyote problem in the area? Do you have any tips for preventing coyote-related problems or advice to share about them? Is your neighborhood doing something about coyotes? Tell us in the comments.

Gray June 19, 2012 at 04:06 AM
It isn't a problem. They belong in the woods, your cat doesn't...
Sylvia Nolde June 20, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Coyotes don't stay in the woods, that's the problem. They are getting attenuated to humans and losing their fear of them. They can jump a 6 ft. fence so pets in their own yards are not safe, and in California coyotes have been know to attack humans. Best to keep pets indoors and under close watch when outside. Never leave them out at night.
michelle December 10, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Coyotes are over populated compared to the smaller wild animals and reason being they are the prey to the wild dog (coyote). Yes In a pack form they will and have attacked/killed humans so we do need to down size an animal;who can produce up to 4 litters a year with anywhere from 4-13 off spring (even though its believed they only mate in the spring). I love animals but I too have lost my cat to the coyotes in my own back property at just 830 pm before I was able to get him in. So they will kill any where no just in the woods. Not to sound biblical but they say the last to occupy our earth will be packs of wild dogs.


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