Re: Coyote fur.
Any cat loose in the wild is, IMO, feral. It may curl up in your lap at night, but when outdoors, it is killing songbirds with dispatch.
Regarding coyotes: as they migrated from west to east they bred with red wolves in Quebec *. Eastern coyotes average ten pounds more than their western kin. Fortunately, they did not adopt the pack hunting habits of the wolf. However, two summers ago, a pair of coyotes in Cape Breton pulled down a seventeen year old woman on a popular hiking path and then wouldn't let anyone near their kill. Eventually, a park ranger shot one and the other left. Various animal rights groups immediately declared that the hiker had done something wrong as "coyotes don't kill humans." (Grrrr!)
*Pedigree-based assignment tests for reversing coyote (Canis latrans) introgression into the wild red wolf (Canis rufus) population
Craig R. Miller*, Jennifer R. Adams, Lisette P. Waits