“We’ve got serious coyote problems,” Smith said. “We get calls every day from people who have problems with missing d0gs and cats.”
Smith calls the Chattahoochee River a highway for coyotes. Since he started his Atlanta area business 14 years ago, he said he has seen dozens of wild coyotes.
Smith puts out traps he checks daily.
Euthanizing the wild animals is the only legal option, said Smith, who is licensed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
“It’s against the law to relocate coyotes,” he said. “We do have to put them down; that’s the hardest part of this job.”