Coyotes pose a threat to small household animals and therefore should be trapped and professionally removed particularly because they can carry rabies. If bitten or scratched by a coyote, you can face an extremely expensive series of rabies shots. It’s just not worth the risk.
Signs of a coyote include:
- Tracks through the yard, similar to a dog’s tracks, but slimmer and longer and often imprints are left from only the first two claws
- Black or grey scat, or feces, often times with fur, bits of bones, and feathers based on their carnivorous diet
- Wounds of your pets would include bite marks or punctures near the neck and head as this is often how a coyote attacks its prey