There are good and valid reasons why our ancestors hunted out the big predators in their midst:
A nanny pulled a 2-year-old girl from the jaws of a coyote when the animal attacked the toddler and tried to carry her away in its mouth, officials said.
And for those who want to argue the "isolated incident" crap, the article goes on to state " ...there was another attack in the area in October when a coyote bit a 3-year-old girl playing in a cul-de-sac...". STFU.
Now, no one at The Freehold wants to see any of the predators (or anything else) made extinct. They have their place in the world the same as we do. However, they all need to learn a healthy fear of humans, especially humans in groups. Californians, methinks you need to start teaching that lesson.