In a word: yes.
From Bozeman, Montana and ABC News comes information, on the heels of Taylor Mitchell's demise, she being the 19 year old Canadian folkie who was tragically killed by coyotes in Cape Breton while on the scenic Skyline trial, that you should be wary of coyotes.
[Reference Post 1123...Tragedy In Cape Breton for details re Miss Mitchell's death.]
"'Coyotes have become the most abundant large predatory animal on the continent,' says Ralph Maughan, who operates a popular wildlife blog that tracks human-wildlife encounters. 'Incidents like this are uncommon but bound to happen, when you consider there are millions of coyotes, some of them living in the middle of populated areas.'" No need for fear says Mr. Maughan but awareness, yes.
Once only seen in the American and Canadian west, coyotes are everywhere their range extends from the boreal forests of the north to the deserts of Mexico, from downtown Los Angeles to golf courses and parks inside New York City. And beyond. Miss Mitchell lost her life in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, about as far east and north east as one can get on the continent and equally as far away from the west as possible. Still, coyotes were there.
The bigger issue seems to be if the animals get conditioned to eating human food, which is presumably tastier than [most] roadkill, they get aggressive around humans.
Never feed the animals, capeche?
Jamais, jamais, jamais.