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Weasel rding on a woodpecker

Post by Your Mom on Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:09 pm

Cute, isn't it?



Erm, no!

Martin Le-May, a hobby photographer in East London, took these photos of a woodpecker and a baby weasel fighting for their lives over Hornchurch Country Park.

According to Le-May, he was walking in the park with his wife when they heard, and then saw, the fight unfold. When the bird flew right across them, they could see it had a small mammal on its back – and that’s when he snapped these pictures.

Weasels love to rob nests, but this one was probably after the woodpecker itself. In any case, he seems to have been foiled for now. As Le-May wrote, “The woodpecker left with its life. The weasel just disappeared into the long grass, hungry.”





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Post by Sarah522 on Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:34 pm

What a great photo opportunity! I never get opps like that.

What's funny, though, is that the little weasel has been photoshopped to death, replacing him with everything from Shreck to Hillary Clinton.

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Post by Your Mom on Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:05 pm

I've not seen them. I can imagine that nasty Clinton woman on it's back!
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Re: Weasel rding on a woodpecker

Post by aussie on Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:58 am



Very cute. Shame the furry little fellow was trying to eat the woodpecker babies.
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