By The Associated Press

Rising temperatures in Tucson may also bring a rise in coyotes venturing into neighborhoods this summer.

Arizona Game and Fish officials are telling Tucson residents the hot, dry climate may drive coyotes to look for water and food near homes.

Game and Fish supervisor Raul Vega says the predatory animals may be drawn to a pet's water bowl, swimming pools or bird baths. Food sources such as pets, garbage, fallen fruit or rodents attracted to bird feeders.

Officials say the heat can prompt coyotes to find shelter in storm drains or unoccupied buildings.

Vega says making loud noises, spraying a water hose or throwing small stones can discourage coyotes. Homeowners can also call a wildlife control business if a coyote won't leave.