A GoPro video has been released showing a close-up view of Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel at the 2015 X Games in Austin, Texas.

Strapping a GoPro Hero 4 camera to the remote-controlled boat pulling the skis, the footage shows the rodent in action as she conducts various laps around the pool.

The video was filmed by the camera company at this year's X Games, an annual extreme sports event run by US broadcaster ESPN.

Twiggy the squirrel is a famous animal novelty act that was first created in 1979 by Florida residents Chuck and Lou Ann Best, after they found a grey squirrel orphaned after Hurricane David and raised it as a family pet.

Several animals have played Twiggy over the years as grey squirrels have an extremely short lifespan of 11-12 months.