Encountering Coyotes: Coyote Interactions
Will a Coyote Attack Me?
If you are out and about and see a coyote, it is highly unlikely that the coyote will attack you. What is most likely is that the coyote will run away. It might also be curious and stop and stare. In rarer circumstances, it may follow you from a distance. In all of these cases, the risk of danger is very low.
The best thing to do is to scare the coyote away. You do the coyote a favor by keeping it wary of humans and you keep yourself safe from the unlikely chance of conflict with the coyote.
How do you scare away a coyote?
By making loud noises, yelling, or by throwing small objects near the coyote.
You help coyotes and humans by doing this—coyotes that stay away from humans keep everyone safe.