This Incredible Photo Of A Weasel Riding A Woodpecker Isn’t As Uplifting As It Seems

This picture, taken by amateur photographer Martin Le-May, isn’t what it seems. It looks like the weasel is using a woodpecker as a Lyft, but actually, he’s trying to murder the poor guy.

The woodpecker landed in front of us and I feared the worst. I guess though our presence, maybe 25 metres away, momentarily distracted the weasel. The woodpecker seized the opportunity and flew up and away into some bushes away to our left. Quickly the bird gathered its self respect and flew up into the trees and away from our sight.

The woodpecker left with its life, the weasel disappeared into the long grass, hungry. (Via)

Here’s the un-zoomed shot, courtesy of Le-May:

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Via Martin Le-May, iTV