But we do not just sit idly by and let it happen. We fling lead at every coyote we see, but have come to understand (as every predator expert knows) that we are no match for well-established 'yotes. Besides, in our neck of the woods, most of the predators (bears, bobcats, coyotes) are protected with limited seasons. And even with an open season, most experts contend that it's virtually impossible to wipe out an entire coyote population (not that we would want to). Some areas have cougars and panthers (Florida) to contend with as well. Anybody see that pack of wild dogs lately? You get the picture.