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courtesy of Margie Wrye

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The heat and humidity haven't just made humans languid; here's a young bobcat enjoying a late-afternoon nap Sunday in a backyard near East River and North Swan roads.

Reader Margie Wrye snapped this photograph around 5:30 p.m., she said.

"Draw me ... like one of your French girls," she said the bobcat seemed to be saying. At least, the cat appeared to be a female, but the view wasn't even as revealing as the scene from "Titanic."

"I never got a clear view of its hinterlands," she said.

The animal was "not much bigger than our housecat ... maybe 20 pounds tops," she said.

Although she's spotted the felines in her neighborhood before, "I've been waiting for years to get a closer look at a bobcat ... first time it wasn't a fleeting view of a rear end."

The bobcat hung around for about 30 minutes. "Had it not been for our pet, we would have let it stay all night, but we shooed it off so it didn't get too comfy," she said.

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