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Weasel Rides Woodpecker: Magnificent Nature Photo Captivates Internet

By    |   Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015 12:20 PM

A baby weasel rides a woodpecker as it flies through the air in a new nature photograph that's captured the imaginations of Internet users the world over.

The photo took flight on Twitter, where it was credited to London hobby photographer Martin Le-May.



In an email to BuzzFeed.com, Le-May explained how he came to capture the magnificent event.

"As we walked we heard a distressed squawking and I saw that flash of green . . . the woodpecker was unnaturally hopping about like it was treading on a hot surface," he explained.

"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 left with its life. The weasel just disappeared into the long grass, hungry."

Some social media mavens took it upon themselves to have some fun altering the "WeaslePecker" photo, adding in pop singer Miley Cyrus, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and more.






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