Motorcycle-riding squirrel turning heads in W. Ashley

Published: Jul. 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2012 at 8:08 PM EDT
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Zipper the squirrel catching a ride.
Zipper the squirrel catching a ride.

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Move over water-skiing squirrel, there's a new act in town.

Suki Mixon, a resident of the Ardmore neighborhood in West Ashley, has been taking her pet squirrel Zipper on motorcycle rides since she was a baby.

Mixon got Zipper at a very young age and the pair have been inseparable ever since.

She says Zipper is a fearless little rider, "When a motorcycle pulls up anywhere, she perks up….thinks it's hers….and she'll fight over it!"

Zipper is also prone to putting her paws over the windshield and checking out the scenery when they are traveling at lower speeds, Mixon added.

The dare-devilish squirrel has caught the eye of many motorists in Charleston, with the unusual sight even causing a few wrecks.

"We've had three wrecks…it was cars running into other cars," Mixon said.

"People will stop me and say, 'Do you know you have a squirrel running around?"

One thing is for sure, Mixon and Zipper have a great amount of trust for one another.

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