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Do coyotes ever attack people?

Coyote attacks on humans are very uncommon and rarely result in serious injuries. Only two deaths have ever been documented—a  toddler in California in 1981 and a 19-year-old woman hiking alone in Nova Scotia in 2009. Children are more at risk than adults, and attacks are more common in urban areas where coyotes have lost their fear of humans thanks to intentional or unintentional feeding.