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Rad rodents: Thrashin' mice soar on skateboards

by Mish Whalen /  / Updated 
Pet mice ride on mouse-sized toy skateboards in a mouse-sized skate park built by Shane Willmott in his backyard Skateboarding mice on The Gold Coast, Australia - July 31, 2013.Tim Marsden / Newspix via Rex USA

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 The little guy is airborne. Tim Marsden / Today

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.

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

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.

 The little daredevil does extreme tricks. Tim Marsden / Today


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.

 Shane Willmott with his furry friend. Tim Marsden / Today


"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."


 The mice have an assortment of tiny skateboards. Tim Marsden / Today



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