There have always been coyotes in the area, I see may be one or two every once in a while. Recently, Coyote are starting to show up more frequently in my backyard, Sometimes I see one every couple of hours.
I also hear their cries during the day and the night time. Is there some sort of pack? I only see at most two at a time.
The increase in Coyote hasn't really made a dent in the squirrel population. Then again, I notice some of the squirrel are looking pretty fat like giant football these days, so perhaps some of them got eaten.