Friday, August 1, 2014

Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel


     The Louisiana Outdoor Expo was recently held at the Cajundome in Lafayette and wouldn’t you know a squirrel stole the show! And no, he didn't fry inside a transformer as usual, setting off an electrical outage. This guy was all performance.
    Here’s Twiggy waterskiing in a makeshift lake.
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     According to Wikipedia, Chuck and Lou Ann Best of Florida found an orphaned squirrel after Hurricane David and taught "Twiggy" how to ski behind a remote-controlled boat. The duo appeared on “Real People” in 1979 and other TV shows.
     Since then, “Twiggy” has morphed into several gray squirrels trained to ski.
     One or more of the Twiggys has appeared in films such as “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Down to Earth and “Megamind. 
     Thanks to Lisa Hanchey for sharing her video!

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