In the state of Georgia, only a certified coyote trapping specialist can be used to round up and remove coyotes from an urban area. After a coyote is trapped, the animal must be euthanized. The City of Decatur does not have a policy to remove coyotes. Coyotes have adapted to an urban lifestyle and are here to stay so co-existence with them is encouraged. For more information, check out this coyote information sheet compiled by the Stanley Park Ecology Society.
Coyote Sighting Tracker
You can help the City of Decatur track the location of coyotes in the City. Fill out the Decatur Coyote Sightings request form in the Citizen Request Management System.
The Humane Society of the United States is another resource for learning to co-exist with coyotes. Check out the following materials it shared with the City.
> Coyote Management fact sheet
> Preventing Conflicts with Coyotes
> Coyote Hazing guidelines
If you encounter an aggressive animal of any kind, please call 9-1-1.
The City of Roswell, GA produced the following informative video about coyotes in the Atlanta area. We thank them for giving us permission to post it to our website: