No. 1 attraction at Denver Boat Show? Waterskiing squirrel

Posted on: 3:14 pm, January 14, 2013, by

DENVER — At this weekend’s Denver boat show, there was an attraction more popular than the boats and the beer — Twiggy, the water skiing squirrel.

Lou Ann Best, better known as “Twiggy’s mom,” has been raising and training squirrels to water ski since 1979. With the original Twiggy now gone, she’s on Twiggy number eight and training Twiggy number nine.

“Twiggy’s always attracted people, from day one,” Best said.

Best now uses the water skiing squirrel show to teach adults and children about water and boating safety. Her mission has taken her around the world, including Germany and France. A trip to Saudi Arabia is in the works.