When one thinks about coyotes they might imagine the boisterous and rowdy Wile E. coyote playing pranks on that darn roadrunner. But coyotes don’t just exist in cartoons or the Wild West; they actually dwell in all one hundred counties of North Carolina. And like Wile E. these coyotes are wrecking a little bit of havoc. Coyote attacks on small animals and reported sighting by citizens are ever-rising. So how do we safely co-exist with our furry friends? A conversation about coyotes, when Charlotte Talks.
Colleen Olfenbuttel - Black Bear and Furbearer Biologist, Certified Wildlife Biologist with the Surveys and Research Program in the Division of Wildlife Management with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Jay Butfiloski - Furbearer & Alligator Program Coordinator and Certified Wildlife Biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Chris Matthews – Division Director with Nature Preserves and Natural Resources division of the Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation