Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel, to hang up skis in Florida

Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel. (Photo: WFTV.com)
Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel. (Photo: WFTV.com)

One of the animal world's most recognized stars is hanging up her skis in her hometown of Orlando this weekend.

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Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel, is giving her final performances at the Orlando Boat Show at the Orange County Convention Center.

In 1979, WFTV covered the squirrel's water-skiing antics when Chuck and Lou Ann Best first brought her onto the water-skiing scene. Since then, multiple squirrels have served the role of Twiggy.