From the Knox County Times:
As far as Blaine Cardilli is concerned the incident last month with the coyote was not an attack. . . .

What he tells people when he recounts the story is that the adult coyote “jumped” him.

“It was a case of mistaken identity,” Cardilli said. “It was not trying to attack me.”

Cardilli believes the coyote mistook him for a wild turkey._