Meddling around deer hunting a few miles from my house, I came across the remains of a blue quail. Tracks of a mama lion and a cub. I guess she was teaching the youngun how to hunt...
Coming home one night from a party, about a half-mile from home I had a cougar run across the road in front of my, with a jackrabbit in its mouth.
My name for loose-running local dogs is "Lion Bait".
Coyotes will indeed tease a house dog until he gets brave enough to chase the intruder. Then the rest of the pack will come out from ambush...