Weasel Catches A Ride With Woodpecker (Yes, It’s Real).
Photographer Martin Le-May captured a unique image of a weasel holding on to the back of the woodpecker while flying in the air.
Although it sounds unbelievable, the picture is authentic.
Le-May told IVT News that he snapped the photo Monday afternoon while taking a walk through a London Park with his wife.
“I heard a distressed squawking noise and feared the worst,” he said. “I soon realized it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back.”
Le-May And his wife grabbed their binoculars and watched as the bird hop and flap its wings, trying to dislodge the weasel.
“Just after I switched from my binoculars to my camera the bird flew across us and slightly in our direction. Suddenly it was obvious it had a small mammal on its back and this was a struggle for life.”
The woodpecker landed, and the weasel safely escaped. No animals were harmed.
ABSOLUTLEY INCREDIBLE photo by Martin Le-May. Green Woodpecker and Weasel. Apparently the Woodpecker escaped. pic.twitter.com/PUt1b2Mbhs
— Jason Ward (@Jayward7) March 2, 2015