Coyotes are rarely seen in urban areas during daytime. However, a video posted on YouTube clearly shows a coyote playing with a ball in Ontario, Canada.
“I saw this guy playing on the hill while I was getting ready for work”, Youtuber Evnissyen wrote on the video. “It's pretty rare to see a coyote this close to the house at all, and totally unexpected to see one playing with the neighbour-dog's ball in broad daylight!”
Many believe that coyotes sightings in urban areas during daytime is an indication that the animal is sick but this is not often the case according to The Humane Society, an organization that advocates animal welfare. Though these animals are generally nocturnal and seldom seen, people may still encounter coyotes when they move from their territory to another to hunt for food.
Although coyotes are natural predators, the organization explained that they seldom attack people. “Coyote attacks on people are very rare. More people are killed by errant golf balls and flying champagne corks each year than are bitten by coyotes.”