Coyotes spotted in North Fulton, city urges caution

Coyotes were recently spotted near a Milton intersection, the city said in a Facebook post Wednesday.

The wild canines were seen at the intersection of Green Road and Crabapple Road in Milton. The city warned residents to take in cat and dog food bowls that may be outside and to bring pets in at night for safety.

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Open trash cans and easy-to-reach bird feeders could also attract the animals. Things that attract rodents could also increase the likelihood of a coyote visit, since coyotes hunt small rodents.

Coyotes typically avoid humans when healthy, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Coyotes displaying fearlessness toward humans could be a sign of illness, including rabies, parvovirus and distemper, according to a DNR fact sheet.

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