This Photo Of A Weasel Riding A Woodpecker Is F*cking Amazing


A photograph captured by an English nature enthusiast appears to show a woodpecker giving its weasel best friend a ride: In reality, it's a single frame of the green woodpecker's fight for its life.

BBC reports the image was shot by Essex photographer Martin Le-May, who snapped the photo Monday in London's Hornchurch Country Park while on an afternoon walk with his wife.

Le-May, who only photographs for fun, said his presence managed to distract the weasel long enough for the terrified woodpecker to escape.

He told BuzzFeed,

It's a weasel-eat-woodpecker world out there, folks. This one just happened to get lucky.