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Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel escapes handlers

She has been an entertainment staple at boat shows for years and apparently she’s had enough.

Twiggy the Skiing Squirrel escaped tragedy Saturday afternoon when a spectator unintentionally knocked a loudspeaker into the act's makeshift pool during a performance at the Mobile Boat Show in Alabama.

Twiggy's owner, LouAnn Best said the speaker landed about 2 feet in front of the miniature boat pulling the 7-year-old female squirrel's plastic skis. The skis are tethered by a cable another couple of feet behind the boat's stern.

"Twiggy has gotten loose before, but that's the first time I've ever had a speaker fall into the water," Best said.

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