House cats can be easy prey to animals such as coyotes, raccoons, and birds of prey. Although cats are generally not hunted, they are susceptible to being preyed upon by wild animals under certain conditions.
Coyotes are most dangerous to cats during the spring when coyote populations are high and hunting to feed pups is common. Cat owners can protect their cats by not leaving cats outside for long periods unattended and removing trash or outdoor feeding areas that may attract predators.
Coyotes and other wild animals can pose a danger to cats because they are opportunistic hunters. Dogs are another natural predator to the cat, according to Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.