Coexisting with Coyotes
On Wednesday March 6, 2012, Dr. Chris Mowry, Biologist at Berry College and Dr. Larry Wilson, Ecologist at Fernbank Science Center, hosted a forum at Fernbank Science Center to discuss facts about coyotes and to address community concerns.
Dr. Mowry, who has studied coyotes in North Georgia for several years, led a 1-hour discussion about the natural history of coyotes, their range expansion in the United States over the last half decade and how people can coexist with coyotes moving forward. A thirty minute question-and-answer session followed, with Dr. Mowry and Dr. Wilson answering questions from the audience and addressing concerns.
To watch a video copy of this presentation, please click on one of the links below.
Coyote.wmv (144 MB)
Coyote.mov (443 MB)
For more information about Dr. Mowry's research please click here.
Best Management Practices for Coexistence with Coyotes*
- Eliminate coyote feeding by residents
- Control free roaming, outdoor and feral cats
- Properly dispose of road kill and carcasses
- Control deer populations through hunting and limiting access to food
- Set policies for normal vs. problem coyotes
*Mitchell (2010) Narragansett Bay Coyote Study