CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Just how bad is the coyote population in Charlotte Mecklenburg? That's what Mecklenburg County commissioners want to know.
The board heard from the county's parks and recreation department about the coyote population.
Chris Matthews, a spokesperson for the department told commissioners they don't know how many coyotes are in Mecklenburg County.
They asked for more time and resources to study the increase in coyotes and to determine the extent of the problem.
Commissioner Bill James even expressed interest in giving the department money to use a GPS collar tagging system to study the coyotes.
But coyotes have been a growing problem in Mecklenburg for years.
WBTV has covered the complaints and fears from neighbors extensively.
Take Anthony Berusa, for example, who recalls when he first saw a coyote near his home.