In the picture are two coyotes hunting in the front yard of a home.
Coyotes are just waiting to prey on small dogs or cats.
Never leave your pets outside unattended especially during dawn or dusk.
A chihuahua was taken from this same neighborhood. A Vista home with a fenced back yard. It was early morning, and thought to be safe, as the yard was surrounded by a six foot fence. The coyote easily jumped the 6 ft fence.
Always take precautions, to prevent heartache or huge vet bills. Secure your yard from underneath fences to above.
Spiked coyote vests are available for small dogs to help keep them safe.
There are many ways to deter coyotes, that are worth looking into.
Coyotes are brave and will prey on pets sometimes even in daylight or when someones nearby.
Take extra care when walking your dog by using a shorter leash, and know the sounds of packs that may be living nearby.
Coyotes make many different sounds from the howling they use to call other coyotes, to laughing in groups.
A-Z Animals gives insight on the many sounds that coyotes make and why.