Tybee Island and the Humane Society of the United States hosted a Coyote Hazing Training Workshop Wednesday night after several recent sighting were reported and two coyotes were found dead on the island. Hazing is a new tool used to spook coyotes out of an area and to discourage undesirable behavior.
"Most of the concerns involve attacks on pets or people who are afraid that coyotes will attack their kids but attacks on people by coyotes are very rare. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork or golf ball than you are to be bitten by a coyote. As long as you walk your pet on a leash and you are outside with them, you have nothing to worry about," said Lynsey White Dasher, Humane Society of the United States.
Urban wildlife specialists say hazing has been used successfully in other communities.