Racoon in paddling pool
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Dakota the Racoon takes a cooling dip during heatwave

2 July 2015 Last updated at 07:17 BST

England has experienced the hottest day of the year, and it's not just people who are trying to keep cool.

It's been hot all over the UK, with one area in London even reaching a record-breaking 36.7 degrees Celsius.

Dakota the racoon has found a fun way to stay cool - she took a dip in her own paddling pool.