Wildlife experts told Channel 2 Action News that an attack on a large dog like Radar is unusual.
What isn’t unusual is coyotes in “transition areas” — think treelines or areas where cut grass fades into other types of vegetation.
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Dr. Tina Johannsen with Georgia's Department of Natural Resources told Channel 2 that they have received 650 calls into their regional offices about coyotes this year, which is a standard amount.
“They're just going from point A to point B looking for something to eat,” Johannsen said.
Aren’t we all.
Johannsen recommended keeping cats and small dogs fenced in or on a leash.
She also wanted to remind folks that it’s legal and encouraged to kill the creatures.
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For a second year, the “Georgia Coyote Challenge” is in effect. Those who kill the most between March and August could get a lifetime hunting license.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported that a spokesman said 83 hunters turned in a total of 195 coyotes during the 2017 challenge period.
Animal advocates groups criticized the "challenge" by saying it doesn't work and is inhumane.