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Rad rodents: Thrashin' mice soar on skateboards

Aug. 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM ET


Mouse on a skateboard.
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The little guy is airborne.

After achieving worldwide fame by teaching his pet mice to surf, Shane Willmott has now trained them to ride skateboards, according to photo press agency Rex Features.

Mice on skateboards
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The mice ride on mouse-sized toy skateboards in a mouse-sized skate park built by Shane Willmott in his backyard.

The little dudes "drop the vert ramp" and get airborne on mouse-size toy skateboards in a mouse-size skate park built by Willmott in his backyard in Australia.

The furry daredevils even fly through a ring of fire.

Mice on skateboards.
Tim Marsden / Newspix via Rex USA
The little daredevil does extreme tricks.


Willmott, who has been training mice to surf for about 10 years, said he decided to teach them to skate because in winter it was too cold to take them to the beach.

Pet mice ride on mouse-sized toy skateboards in a mouse-sized skate park built by Shane Willmott in his backyard
Skateboarding mice n The Gold Coast, ...
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Shane Willmott with his furry friend.


"They love it," he said. "Mice are built to surf and skate because their center of gravity is so low. When they do fall off, they want to get straight back on board."


Mice on skateboards
Tim Marsden / Newspix via Rex USA
The mice have an assortment of tiny skateboards.



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