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    Posted August 12, 2011 by
    Houston, Texas
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Heat wave, drought bake U.S.

    lyttleton and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open story: Heat wave
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    Texas Heat Relief for Raccoon


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     lyttleton says he's seen Ricky Raccoon in the yard but never in the pool before. He was relaxing outside when he heard a noise in the water. 'I looked up to see 'Ricky' swimming laps. He saw me but was not bothered with my presence. I watched him for about 5 minutes, then went to get my kids.'
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    The multiple 100 degree days has forced even the wildlife in Houston to seek comfort in any water source still available.  This little guy didn't seem to mind the humans watching him go for several laps.


    The kids have named him Ricky.  He is no stranger to our yard but this is the first time he decided to use the pool.  Thank goodness for chlorine.

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