“Henry, a three-year-old miniature poodle, was in a fenced-in backyard when the coyote jumped the fence and grabbed him.” And ate him.
This was near MoPac earlier today, about a block south of Enfield Rd., in West Austin. Which underlines that coyotes aren’t afraid of heavy traffic. S/he would have had to traverse miles of residential streets to get to that location, assuming origination in the relative wild of the Hill Country.
I suppose the city won’t do anything until the coyotes start taking down some of their precious white-tailed deer that roam West and Northwest Austin neighborhoods. The pols love the deer which they refuse to do anything about.