A coyote's attack strategy is simple: He picks his target and locks on like a heat-seeking missile. He's relentless. If his target is big, he'll go for its throat and choke it to death. If it's small, he may try to run off with it still alive in his jaws. If it's helpless (such as a cow in labor), he'll just eat it alive, not bothering to kill what offers no resistance. But in each case he'll stay locked on, one eye on his meal, the other looking for every opportunity.