Updated:COBB COUNTY, Ga. —
Neighbors on the edge of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation area are worried about coyotes in their area.
There have been sightings, but one neighbor says a week ago someone's pet became a victim.
About 30 feet up, a cat has been nestled in a tree for five days. The cat, neighbors are convinced is a victim of the coyote problem they're experiencing.
Channel 2 spoke to Kevin Whitson who has lived in the neighborhood for a couple of years. His condo is along the Chattahoochee River and near the national recreation area and he said coyote howling has gotten more frequent.
Whitson doesn't know who owns the cat stuck but he and his wife have contacted the fire department, Cobb County police, rangers and tree trimming service to get the cat down.
Neighbors believe a coyote chased the cat up the tree and they're worried coyotes could turn on children and runners in the area. They want authorities to do something about the potential threat coyotes bring to the homes.
“There are so many people here with small dogs, you know, small kids. These coyotes are pretty bad. We've seen three together at one time. I think they're growing,” Whitson said.
Cobb County police say homeowners have to file a complaint to get traps set in the area.