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Admit it – you thought squirrels were rats with furry tails who spend their lives doing pointless things with nuts. Wrong. A squirrel likes nothing better than to water-ski in a paddling pool.
Lou Ann Best, from Deltona, Florida, is reported to be bringing her water-skiing squirrel, Twiggy, to this year’s MayFest in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ms Best has been training squirrels to water-ski since 1978, when she rescued a baby squirrel after it was blown from its nest during a hurricane.
One day her husband made a joke about teaching Twiggy to water-ski on their daughter’s remote-controlled boat. The rest is history.