If a human wants to eat one, the old advice is rather simple. They may have the drive to kill animals, but not the finesse of the wolf, fox, or coyote. But this isnât the entire truth. As opportunists, coyotes do eat cats, but cats donât figure normally in a coyoteâs diet. Go after them aggressively, using the techniques described in our coyote hazing guidelines. In a press release, ABC called TNR programs âwell-meaning but misguided,â adding that releasing neutered feral cats back into the wild was âproviding an all-you-can-eat buffet for coyotes.â Damn things breed like rabbits it seems (been known to kill them too!). CATS ARE SMALL ANIMALS!! The list of mammals that eat rats is almost endless. Keeping Coyotes Out: Coyotes are smart, persistent and small.That means most fences and garden walls won't keep them out. Coyotes donât eat a great deal of vegetation, however they can make a noticeable impact on commercial farms. Something researchers attribute to their remarkable adaptability. However, coyotes that live in urban areas will generally stick to their natural diet of fruits, nuts, and smaller mammals. Sure I guess you can eat them but I have no desire. Cats are more likely to be victims of opportunity. Evidence has been found as far as a mile away from a suspected coyote kill site. Coyotes then tend to carry their kill to a safe place before consuming it. Depending on the circumstances, coyotes can live alone or in mated pairs, they can hunt at night or in broad daylight, and they can survive on a diet of living or dead animals, insects, or even fruit. Tweet. However, nuisance animals can be trapped or shot if they are caught in the act. Consequently a flock witnessing a coyote kill will not normally appear as spooked, stressed or noisy as those suffering a dog attack. Coyotes kill cats for food. Because so many creatures kill rats, rats reproduce very quickly and have large litters in order to keep their numbers up. Remember that foxes are scavengers so if they come across a dead cat, they will eat that too. There are many news stories and Youtube videos depicting these scenarios; many are just too distressing and graphic to share here. The are a predator after all. Coyotes hunt using their olfactory senses and keen eyesight. Coyotes don't watch Animal Planet. After a kill, coyotes will eat their prey and leave the rest of the flock alone. Yes, coyotes do eat cats. If you are a cat lover, you must know whether coyotes eat cats or not. wolves, coyotes can kill large prey such as deer and elk, especially when hunting in groups. Iâve heard of coyotes raiding opossums stealing opossums from leg hold traps. The agency notes that text below the symbol reads âit is illegal to use this product with the intention to kill raccoons, skunks, opossums, coyotes, wolves, dogs, cats, extirpated from much of their historic habitat in the 48 contiguous U.S. states and eastern Canada, and wolves. Same for crows but they get the lead too. They take longer to kill their prey. A coyote uses a quick bite, shake, and release kill method which rattles the internal organs and forces the animal to collapse (even if the neck hasnât been broken). I keep reading that foxes and coyotes eat them, but Iâve not seen it. Despite the factors against them, coyotes have continued to thrive. A few weeks ago, a Pit Bull killed the resident cat at my vet's office when the owner brought the animal into the hospital without a muzzle and leash. Pet cats have no experience with the wild. Also, skunks love eggs. A study analyzed over one thousand droppings. About three to five pets attacked by coyotes are brought into the Animal Urgent Care hospital of South Orange County (California) each week, the majority of which are dogs, since cats typically do not survive the attacks. Most of us think that coyotes brutally kill and eat deer. If coyotes are causing damage in your garden, or if you are aware of coyotes acting aggressively, donât take â¦ Despite bounties and large-scale efforts to kill coyotes over the last 100 years, coyotes have in fact expanded their range throughout the U.S. and Canada tremendously. Iâve not seen it. Coyotes will definitely kill cats and smaller dogs. Most studies of the coyote diet find cats to be an unimportant food item, typically 1 percent to 2 percent of their diet â so they arenât exactly making a living as a serial cat killer. They will eat fruits and vegetables, along with small animals. They are also widespread enough, living from mountains to deserts, open land to forests, that few areas are without a population of coyotes. These can be climbed by cats but not by coyotes; Elevate feeding stations beyond coyotesââbut not the catsââreach; Discourage/harass coyotes seen on the property. Often, coyotes are seen hunting pet cats in urban areas. Usually, a skunk opens an egg at one end and punches its nose into the hole to lick out the contents. But another possibility is that coyotes perceive dark porches and lawns as secure places to eat their prey.â Some city coyotes also appear to be learning how to specialize in hunting cats, she noted. This study also found that both packs and individuals would successfully attack and kill cats. I've known foxes to attack cats, but have not known of one which succeeded. A cat has no chance against a coyote, but cats and foxes are both similarly sized predators, most of the time they're not going to attempt to predate each other. He could tell which sheep the coyotes killed by the fact that the kill was clean. Coyotes will kill cats but usually for food. In my part of the world, coyotes, mountain lions, and even other dogs such as Pit Bulls have been known to kill cats and other small animals. Coyotes (Canis latrans) pose a risk to domestic cats (Felis catus). Furthermore, there is another known cat killer on the loose in these same woods, a larger predator with a record of killing cats â the coyote. In general, when a skunk attacks a flock, it kills only one or two birds and mauls others considerably. Coyotes will jump a fence in broad daylight and kill and take a dog or cat, even with people around. Individuals will prey upon smaller animals, such as squirrels, rodents, birds, and even domestic cats. Coyotes are opportunistic feeders. While they may not distinguish between a cat or one of their preferred prey species (such as rabbits or voles), they do not utilize domestic dogs as a common food source. Eggs that have been eaten by a skunk may appear to have been hatched, except that the edges of their openings are crushed. We captured, radiocollared, and tracked 8 coyotes from November 2005 to February 2006 for 790 hours in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Coyotes hunt and kill many cows, deer, rabbits, elk and pets and eat them so it seems important to control their population.