I don’t know if I’d believe this one if there weren’t pictures.
A 14-year-old boy who lives in Hawaii has taught his two pet rats, Tofu and Fin, to surf. The two rats have miniature surf boards and can ride 4-foot waves.
Boomer Hodel, said he taught the rats by first taking them into the shallows and letting them float on the boards. Then he slowly moved them up to more challenging surf until they were riding the waves and performing tricks.
Hodel built the 1-foot long surf boards himself with the help of a friend. Both rats are a year old and are good swimmers.
Fin and Tofu surf for 20 minutes at a time, taking breaks to dry off and warm up in the sun.
- Staff Writer Bryan Dean