Coyotes pose a serious threat to domestic pets in certain residential and urban areas. We have documented reports of many attacks on outdoor cats by coyotes – most of which occurring in populated areas such as Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills.
Studies have been done in other parts of the country on coyote hunting behavior in residential areas, and domestic cats were found to be at high risk of attack. The majority of interactions occurred in residential areas between sunset and sunrise during the pup rearing season (spring and summer months).
Here is a link from the Michigan.gov website outlining more information on Coyotes in Michigan: