Wild animal disturbs East Point residents - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Wild animal disturbs East Point residents

Posted: Updated:
EAST POINT, Ga. -

Neighbors are concerned about a wild animal in East Point. Residents think the animal is a coyote, but a local trapper told FOX 5 that he believes it's a dog.

Latrice Parrish called police to her house on Charles Drive Road on Monday after she saw the animal in her driveway as her son headed out the door to catch the school bus.

"The officer came and looked at everything and said he heard it and if it happens again, if I see it, call them back . And he escorted me and my son to the car just in case it came back out," Parrish said.

Neighbor Ian Manning has also spotted the animal near his home. He said he doesn't feel threatened, but does believe that it could hurt a child.

Parrish's mother, Rosetta, is convinced the animal is dangerous after a frightening encounter last week.

"I was coming out of the house, going to the car and I happen to look up and it charged -- came straight at me, you know…so I ran back into the house," Rosetta Parrish said.
 
After placing several phone calls to various local and state agencies, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokesman referred Parrish to a private trapper, but she said that she feels the city should pay for the costs of trapping the animal.

Animal control officials said late Monday afternoon that they would attempt to set a trap for the animal.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:03:42 GMT
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
  • Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:06:56 GMT
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
  • Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:24:40 GMT
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices