Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel

Published June 27, 2014

Watching a bit of Vevo TV on the Nashville channel (it’s more entertaining than it sounds), I stumbled across this video from Brad Paisley. It’s a terrible song but a great video, have a peek!

It’s a water-skiiing squirrel!

At first I thought, jeez, some animals must have been harmed in the making of this video, but a little closer investigation revealed it’s an actual squirrel that has been trained to water ski. Meet Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel.

Apparently there are several squirrels with this ability, they are trained and well looked after, and kept as pets once their skiing days are over.

As always, the only thing I want to know is at what point did someone say, you know what we should do with our lives to leave our mark and be a useful member of society? Got it! Train up squirrels to be good at water sports.

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