Coyotes (Canis latrans) are highly adaptable predators that have managed to maintain healthy numbers in the Lower 48 States of America despite widespread efforts to eradicate them. Coyotes are still viewed as pests by many people and are removed by wildlife managers as nuisance animals or are removed by coyote hunters.
Many people enjoy watching coyotes though, and do not mind having them nearby. Coyotes can adapt well to living near people and don't usually pose a threat to us. If you live in an area inhabited by coyotes, these tips can help you avoid conflicts with them.