"The above link lists documented factual accounts of Coyote Attacks, Fatal and Non Fatal on Humans and Children. It is a reality that as we encroach upon their domain and human/coyote interactions become more frequent, Coyotes begin to lose their innate "fear of man". Many people think Coyotes are "cute", ignorant of the fact that they are they are the most intelligent Predator in the woods. If you have the courage to read these accounts, perhaps your perspective on this dangerous predator will change. Perhaps it will not. As a Coyote Trapper I see the behavior of this animal up close and personal that most other humans will never see. In dealing with trapping these animals, I understand the mindset these predators have, to a certain extent. Cunning, Vicious, suspicious of anything new in their territory, the most difficult animal to trap and in the extreme cases, deadly. Carrier of numerous communicable diseases. They will stand in the shadows and watch as most humans walk by them......unaware that they are only a few yards away. Because we are too busy, texting on our smartphones or listening to our Ipods as we jog in the evenings just before dark....just before the coyotes gather themselves together to hunt all night.....cruising thru our neighborhoods, silent as ghosts....always watching, always hungry, always looking for that next meal of opportunity....."