The smartest and most wary of all the animals, becoming more and more of the threat to urban areas through a large population explosion is the last few years. Coyotes have been know to feed on cats and small dogs in urban areas. Coyotes appearing to have the German Shepherd look are no means a pet an should never be approached by anyone not skilled in handling wildlife. Coyotes can be controlled in a number of ways depending on the situation and type of damage occurring. Trapping, fencing and other measures can be instituted to manage and control this animal.