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As we continue to populate, build on nature's natural areas we will see more of this type of wild animal behavior. My sister lives in Phoenix, AZ and sees coyotes often roaming the neighborhoods for strays, they even venture into backyards for a puppy and/or kitty snack. With a 6ft plus wing span Vultures can be quite the problem, given our crowding them, starving them, we could indeed be easy pickings...kinda glad I'm not a birder
In 2009, coyotes killed a young female jogger in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS. It was a very sad and surprising event. The coyotes up here are getting pretty big. Last year, an 82 pound male coyote was shot in NS. These coyotes are probably actually coywolves, which is a coyote/wolf hybrid. Apparently, they think humans are prey, as evidenced by many recent incidents. In the past three years, all such incidents (including a pack checking out a schoolyard at recess time, one chasing a kid into his house, and one trying to dismount a youth from his mountain bike - saved by kevlar leg pads) have all ended well for the humans, fortunately.
P.S. I'm not at all surprised that the "Canon connection" argument didn't hold up to moderator scrutiny.