I did a long post regarding this previously but it serves as a reminder. Wild animals are wild and just by being born a human does not mean you’re exempt from being prey. If an animal is hungry, guess what, like them, you’re made of meat, and they’ll have you for dinner and not in the good way!
Carry your gun and be prepared to use it, it isn’t just two legged varmints that are problems. They’ve even seen coyotes in New York City, this is not just a rural problem either.