Aug 7, 2013 1:04 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Rad rodents: Thrashin' mice soar on skateboards

Australia (Today Show)-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 Willmott in his backyard in Australia.

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.

"They love it," Willmott 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 furry daredevils even fly through a ring of fire.

(Photos: Tim Marsden / Newspix via Rex USA)


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