Five Animals Who Can’t Even With This Heat

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What’s cool about winter in Southern California is that it doesn’t really exist. Maybe Old Man Winter forgot about us, or perhaps he needed a go-to vacation spot while he pummels the rest of the country with hoarfrost and black ice. We’re not complaining, but even Angelenos have beautiful weather limits; this weekend, temperatures will hover in the low 90s, which is too hot for wearing those gossamery excuses for scarfs that we all don like cold-weather Girl Scout badges.

While it’s sure to be oppressively hot for humans, it will likely be worse for our fuzzy friends (throw on a fur coat in this weather and see how you like it). Here are some pictures of local wildlife expressing their feelings on the forecast:

1. This mountain lion

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“Caaaaaaan’t. CAN’T.”

2. This coyote

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“Seriously, I can’t.”

3. This squirrel

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“So thirsty. Can’t.”

4. This fox

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“No, I absolutely cannot even.”

5. This bear

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“I can, but only from in here.”

Photographs courtesy (in order): 1. Shutterstock; 2. flickr/allie_caulfield; 3: youtube.com; 4. imgur/misscharl0tte; 5. youtube.com