Wild coy­ote un­wanted visi­tor at At­lanta park

Kuwait Times - - HEALTH & SCIENCE -

AT­LANTA: Wildlife of­fi­cials say they’re hop­ing a coy­ote roam­ing a ma­jor park in At­lanta’s bustling mid­town dis­trict will move on, but note the an­i­mal might be stick­ing around be­cause peo­ple are giv­ing it food. Spokes­woman Robin Hill, with the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources, said a bi­ol­o­gist spot­ted the coy­ote in Pied­mont Park on Satur­day and saw peo­ple leav­ing it food. The coy­ote seemed un­de­terred by bark­ing dogs and gawk­ers com­ing near it. Jeff Porub­sky told the sta­tion that he has dogs and chil­dren, and feared coyotes could pose a dan­ger to them. Ex­perts with the At­lanta Coy­ote Project say it’s mat­ing sea­son for coyotes. They cau­tion that if coyotes be­gin to as­so­ciate peo­ple with food, they will start to over­come their wari­ness of hu­mans.

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