Coyotes are opportunistic animals. They'll just as soon go after your cat as they would a rabbit in the wild.
So if you live in an area where coyotes are abundant, you might see them as a nuisance.
Kaitlin Shawgo of the Grand Rapids Press writes about coyotes on the rise in West Michigan.
In the piece, Sara Schaefer with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment says the numbers are up in that part of the state:
"There's no doubt that the coyote population is up. In almost all areas I cover in southwest Michigan, they’re up."