This is nuts! Water-skiing squirrel filmed with GoPro (VIDEOS)
A squirrel named Twiggy - described as "a vegetarian who is a water sports enthusiast" on Twitter, has been apparently too busy to post on social media for a while, but friends have stepped in to publicize the squirrel’s feats.
Looks like I need to take up snow boarding!
— Twiggy the Squirrel (@TwiggyOnBoard) January 28, 2009
The animal act was recently featured at X Games Austin in Texas, and its water performance was recorded on a GoPro and posted on YouTube.
The video shows a squirrel swimming to its water-skis in a pool, jumping onto it with the crowds cheering, and then firmly standing on the water-skis holding to a bar attached to a remotely controlled boat. The animal looks to be proud, judging by a close-up filmed with the small HD camera.
Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel is the cutest thing #americasgottalent
— Brooke Wilkins (@Brooke_Wilkinss) June 13, 2012
The act of trained squirrels has been popular in America for years, and they have made appearances on TV shows and films. In 2012, Twiggy the squirrel was featured in the popular “America's Got Talent” show, but to much of the audience’s disappointment the animal was eliminated in the audition round.
A waterskiing squirrel. Now I've seen it all. haha love u guys!
— JBInspiresMe (@JBInspiresSwagg) June 13, 2012