Rare jackrabbits in our backyard attracted a hunting party that included this coyote. Suburban coyotes inspire fear in some neighbors who take evening walks with golf clubs and sticks to defend themselves. In separating fact from fiction, suburban attacks on humans in my neighborhood is a myth. Coyotes will be aggressive in targeting family pets, however. My family welcomes them into our backyard (where this picture was taken) but we always remain cautious and keep our distance.