Flying Weasel

BBC News Wrote:

[Image: bbc-weasel.png]

Amateur photographer Martin Le-May, from Essex, has recorded the extraordinary image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air.

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.

Wildlife expert Lucy Cooke: 'Extraordinary thing to have captured'
"I think we may have distracted the weasel as when the woodpecker landed it managed to escape and the weasel ran into the grass."
(Photo copied to just in case you can't see the image from your region.  All Rights retained by original authors.)
Jack-in-the-box melody:

"Dreaming in a London wood,
Of soaring like the Eagle,
Leaped atop a peckerwood,
Up! Goes the weasel."

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)