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Twiggy

Water-skiing squirrel to put on a show at Maryland Home and Garden Show this weekend

Water-skiing squirrel to put on a show at Maryland Home and Garden Show this weekend

You can teach your dog how to sit, fetch and roll over, but can you teach a squirrel watersports?

Lou Ann Best can.

The licensed wildlife rehabilitator, who lives in Daytona, Fla., has raised several water-skiing squirrels who carry on the name “Twiggy" after the first rescue-squirrel Best adopted in 1978.

More than three decades later, the 61-year-old has created one of the world’s greatest squirrel legacies — squirrels that water-ski, swim and float, all while helping raise awareness about water safety, Best said.

The squirrel celebrities have also starred in national commercials, movies, TV shows and music videos, including country music...

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