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Weasels Prefer Woodpeckers Over Uber in The Wild

Posted by Hoob on March 3rd, 2015
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One of the coolest/ strangest nature pics hit the net today. It features a weasel on the back of a flying woodpecker. There are a few theories as to what’s going on. It could be hitching a ride or possibly trying to kill the woodpecker. I kinda hope they are mating. The world could use a few Last Airbender style hybrid species (I’ve got my heart set on a platypus bear).


the photo wasn’t taken by some National Geographic photographer or anything like that. It was shot by some guy named Martin Le-May in his yard in Essex, England. Granted, this raises the question as to whether it’s fake, but that NEVER happens on the internet.

Here’s what Le-May told The BBC:
Speaking to BBC News, Mr Le-May said he had managed to capture the moment while he was out walking with his wife Ann.

“I think we may have distracted the weasel as when the woodpecker landed it managed to escape and the weasel ran into the grass.”

Wildlife expert Lucy Cooke told the BBC News Channel: “This is a truly extraordinary image.

“The green woodpecker is a ground-feeding bird, but weasels normally attack rabbits. The woodpecker is not its usual prey.

Source: Geekologie

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