Coyote alert …November 13, 2012

A dog (lab) was attacked by two large coyotes in a wooded area on the north end of Highland Road in Dahlonega on Tuesday. The dog is ok after being treated for a bite on the hind quarters and given a rabies booster. The owner was nearby and saw the coyotes.

Another homeowner in the same subdivision saw a large bird scoop up a squirrel from his driveway. The bird was apparently scared off by the arrival of a vehicle and dropped the squirrel as it flew away.

Small dogs and cats are at risk from both large birds and coyotes. Please watch out for your pets and children. Both incidents took place during daylight hours.