A really stunning sight of a little weasel riding on a woodpecker’s.💖
The photos were taken by Martin Le-May, a photographer from East London who said he was walking in the park when he noticed some commotion nearby.
A bird carrying a small mammal on its back.💖
Can weasels fly? Apparently if they hitch a ride on the back of a woodpecker they can!
Even though it looks like a scene out of a Disney movie, with the weasel hugging the bird’s neck, the two animals were not friends, according to National Geographic.
While to most this seemed like an unusual, beautiful sight between two completely different species, this was actually a stru.ggle for survival.
The weasel was likely ‘try.in.g to ki.l.l’ the woodpecker, as they are known to prey on animals much larger than they are by jumping on their backs and biting their necks
When they fell to the ground, the duo fought for their lives for a few moments, after which the woodpecker decided to leave and then climbed to the heights and leaving him to hang on for dear life and a wild ride.
It was a beautiful sweet moment BUT The fact is that weasels often attack birds and their nests.
The photographer’s presence may have actually saved the woodpecker’s life:🙏💖
The woodpecker left with its life. The weasel just disappeared into the long grass, hungry!