Stories tagged coyotes

This is pretty weird. A 19-year-old woman was just attacked and killed by two coyotes in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Setting aside the horrible tragedy of the story... this is kind of strange. Coyotes don't often weigh more than 50 pounds, and they're usually pretty cautious of people. But apparently attacks on humans occasionally do happen. I guess it sort of makes sense, though—while larger predators, like wolves and big cats, are generally pushed out of a region by humans, coyotes are better able to adapt to human environments, and they can hang around in urban and suburban areas. (Although this incident happened outside the city, it looks like.)

Anyway... I never really considered coyotes to be dangerous. This was surprising.