Legendary water skiing squirrel takes stage in Charlotte

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Ask around in the squirrel community and most everyone has heard the name "Twiggy".

The water-skiing squirrel took to the waves around 1978. There have been 5 "Twiggies" since then but the performance remains the same.

While being towed behind a remote-controlled boat, the squirrel stands on a platform made with tiny skis and Styrofoam.

Twiggy will be performing all weekend at the Metrolina Boat Show at the Charlotte Convention Center.

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