This project began with an online survey that has been completed by nearly 2,000 metro Atlanta residents. We are attempting to learn about the public’s attitudes towards, perceptions of, and interactions with coyotes. If human-coyote conflict is occurring, we want to know where, what form it takes, and to what extent it happens. If people are experiencing negative interactions with coyotes, including pet attacks, we want to know about it. We also want to determine how much the average citizen knows about coyotes so that we can effectively develop appropriate educational and outreach materials.
The map below shows a geographic breakdown of the number of surveys received from each of Atlanta’s 25 Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs).