A bite or scratch from one is, of course, quite dangerous. It isn’t only their fangs and claws you must worry about. They are also known carriers of rabies, distemper, and canine hepatitis. You don’t need to come in direct contact with the animal for some of those diseases
to spread. Distemper, for instance, can infect your pets through the bacteria in the coyotes’ bodily secretions, feces, and urine.