Coyotes like this black one have become more populous in metro Atlanta, probably because of available food sources such as pet food. This is a black coyote.
Good Heavens! I didn't know they come in this color. I just saw one in Stockbridge and assumed it was part dog because it was so dark. But everything else about it was sure coyote! And I got a good long look. I was following it in my car because, at first sight from a distance, I had thought it was MY dog that had got out again.