In September, near Richmond, Virginia, a rabid coyote attacked a man on his riding lawnmower. The man fought the coyote off with a big stick for 20 minutes before killing it with a shotgun (he missed with his .44 caliber pistol). This is the first rabbid coyote attack in the state.
In New York earlier this month, a Jack Russell was mauled by a coyote (the dog survived). The owners had seen the coyote "playing" with their russell in the pasture on previous occassions.