Take if from someone who has them all around her farm they can be. Not normally but if you accidently corner them in your hen house or something (like seeing what the fuss is about) then sometimes they can be and they will steal your dogs, cats, chickens, and livestock if given the chance. And they are loaded with diseases, ticks, fleas, mange, and all kinds of nasty things that we treat our babies to prevent. And some years back in TN was actually when I lived there they had a problem with rabies going through the coyotes and other wildlife. And that always concerns me here because they are dangerous if they have that. But wild dogs and coyote/dog mixes (happens rarely but it does happen) and now wolves are a bigger concern. Wild dogs are far more dangerous than coyotes. And any coyote that someone is dumb enough to feed is dangerous and most of the time the animal has to be destroyed because someone thought it was cute to feed it. They get way to brave when they are fed or when they have access to trash and such. And raccoons are very dangerous.