Due to mans spreading urbanization thus resulting in destruction of natural habitat,i have noticed the ever increasing presence of coyotes(and other species) into the urban populace.As they continue to be pushed out of their habitat by mans growth,they are running out of natural spaces to hunt and flourish and therefor turn to neighborhoods for food and sometimes shelter.This in turn makes people fearful that these animals are coming into their property and neighborhoods and close to their children,that they retaliate in making them a danger to the public.Its mankinds greed and ignorance that led to this,not the animals.
I have Coyotes in my yard at least 3 times per month. I somewhat agree with Rob that urbanization consumes habitat but the Coyotes don't move. They adapt. We co-exist here. They are part of the neighborhood. House pets can't be left outdoors if you intend to keep them. We also have Puma, Bobcats and Golden Eagles that can challenge one to understand that they are not at the top of the food chain when you enter natures domain. Urban life is an illusion.
This one had been shot as the mark on its flank attests.