Dr Wirtz used to have like information sessions with local residents trying to educate them on the truth about coyotes, since everytime someone had a cat go missing theyd freak out and go kill a bunch of coyotes. For the large part they hunt SMALL mammals, like pesky mice and gophers. Yeah theyll occassionally attack a small cat if theyre desperate, but frankly its the homeowners fault for letting their pets run around free at night. And its not like cats have a detrimental affect on the local native bird population. Nooo, none at all.