Coyote attacks are extremely rare in the U.S., with only about 5 a year reported. Rye residents are on high alert, with the police armed and warning kids not to stray more than arm's length from adults.
A professor from Ohio State University that specializes in coyotes says that "some coyote populations near cities had become so used to humans that they had lost their fear of them."
How to survive a coyote attack? Make a lot of noise and climb a tree.