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Photo: The Heat Draws A Bobcat Out For A Drink

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"Slurp." A bobcat goes for a drink in a backyard bird fountain. (Photo courtesy of Mark Hunter)
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As L.A. (and the rest of the country) bakes under the so-called "heat dome," it is important to remember to stay hydrated. This applies to our animal friends, too.On Tuesday morning, Mark Hunter of La Cañada Flintridge was in his kitchen when he noticed an unusual visitor to his backyard bird fountain. With the temperature expected to reach the 90s today in La Cañada Flintridge, this bobcat knew the importance of drinking plenty of fluids. "It's pretty rare to see a bobcat being so conspicuous, but I imagine the heat from the last few days has not been easy to handle," Hunter told LAist.

While mountain lions like P-22 make all the headlines in Los Angeles, plenty of bobcats call the area their home—they just avoid the attention if they can. But sometimes the thirst can be all too real.

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