In operation, yes. Unlike cats, they tend to go after bigger ‘game’. The feral cats, at least, around here, would shy away from a chicken. Nor would it climb a tree after one.
Raccoons would do that, and they also work in groups (a ‘gaze of raccoons’)
They are considered to be pests. Not particular dangerous to humans, but they are vicious
We do not have a coyote problem here in Metro Detroit, but they do exist. I have not had a reason to shoot one, and actually neither did my aunt or uncle. But they do exist around sheep farms, and the farmers do shoot them to protect their flocks.