5 May 2012

They’re nuts about Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel

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.