Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel escapes handlers

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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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