Probably an interesting book.
I don't have a problem with Coyotes in my backyard. I know some of my neighbors are extremely nervous about it. I was out walking my Golden Retriever a few months ago when a neighbor who I don't know drove up and said to me I see your walking your dog on a leash you know we got coyotes up on the hill. I said yes I have heard them howling at night. He told me he was very concerned for his 2 year old daughter and his golden retriever. He then said that he saw coyotes take down a dear on the next street over a few days ago in broad daylight and he was horrified. At that point noting I could say would calm his fears. I told him that documented human attacks by Coyotes are extremely rare and I doubt they were interested in our Golden Retrievers. I can understand his fear especially for his daughter. Maybe more books like this will help.The other side of the story is that Coyotes in the Northeast are devastating the deer population in MANY areas.
I know for a fact this is occurring here in the Catskills and parts of Pennsylvanian. You talk to avid hunters that hunt deer 80 days a year with bow, rifle, and black powder they know exactly what is going on in the woods. When in years past they see many deer walk past their deer stands/blinds and they see tons of fresh deer tracks in the snow and now all they see is Coyotes pass under the deer stand with Coyote tracks and no deer tracks in the snow, its obvious what is going on.
I am all for Coyotes. I also don't want to see the white tail deer population be destroyed.
Its also interesting that their seems to be a lot more bear sightings here in the Catskills with the increased Coyote population. I am gessing that the bears are extremely good opportunists. A bear hearing Coyotes celebrating after a kill with howling and high fives should be easy enough to locate to take away their kill. Of course a bears sense of smell would be more than enogh to locate a deer kill. See bear vs coyote video
On the lighter side. The good news is that their is no limit on Skunk Hunting in the Smokey Mountains. Anyone that has been to the Smokey Mountains knows they got one serious skunk problem their. The new hunting regulations would allow skunk hunting anytime of year with no limit on how many a hunter can take.
My next door neighbor's kid shot a skunk in back of my house one morning. I barely heard the 22 shot through the opened bedroom window. The odor that came through the window with the next breeze woke me right UP. You got to wonder why anyone would want to go skunk hunting. I guess you got to make sure your up wind before shooting rather than be down wind.