Yes we have coyotes on PEI. If you listen carefully at night, you can hear them howling at the moon.
Coyotes have been migrating East for some time. They arrived in PEI in 1983. If you recall, we have no large game in PEI so the coyote has no natural enemies. Therefore their numbers grew very quickly. They have been a problem for farmers. Coyotes will prey on small domestic farm animals, particularly lambs, sheep and poultry. Newborn calves born in the open field may also be vulnerable.
While there have been some concerns about human safety, normal precautions are usually sufficient to avoid serious problems. However, if you are in an open area late at night, be vigilant.
In 2001, the PEI government concluded a study that bounties are not useful in reducing the population. They allow hunting of coyotes during the usual hunting seasons (October to February). For more information on hunting in PEI, see the government website.
Going for a road trip today, perhaps I’ll come back with some seaglass or some more geocaches.