Unbelievable Pictures of Weasel Riding on a Woodpecker’s Back, taken by Amateur Photographer Martin Le-May.
The photograph was taken at Hornchurch Country Park in east London on Monday afternoon.
Speaking to BBC News, Mr Le-May said he had managed to capture the moment while he was out walking with his wife Ann.
He said: “I heard a distressed squawking noise and feared the worst.
“I soon realised it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back.
“I think we may have distracted the weasel as when the woodpecker landed it managed to escape and the weasel ran into the grass.”
Mr Le-May said he was astounded by the reaction to the picture on social media.
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The original: The incredible photograph shows the tiny brown weasel clinging to the back of the green woodpecker as it takes flight across Hornchurch Country Park in east London. It was captured by photographer Martin Le-May, who had been enjoying a walk through the park with his wife
The pictures, taken by amateur photographer Martin Le-May, show the green woodpecker struggling to escape an attack by the weasel at Hornchurch Country Park in Essex, UK.
Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker’s back.
The green woodpecker takes off to try to shake off its attacker
The photographer Martin Le-May says the woodpecker survived the confrontation and the weasel ran off into the long grass.