Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Weasel Was Eating The Woodpecker Instead of Hitching For A Ride?

I am sure by now a lot of us have seen the viral photo where a weasel was apparently riding a woodpecker right? It seems rather incredulous right? A weasel riding a woodpecker? A fairy tale? The photo turns out to be genuine and not photoshopped in any way. A lot of people said that it was rather adorable to see a weasel have "fun" with the woodpecker. The truth is...little did we know that...the weasel was actually trying to EAT the woodpecker. Yupe! We all got it wrong. The weasel was a foe and not a friend!

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Weasel Riding A Woodpecker! Too good to be true aye?

Martin Le-May who was the man who captured this unbelievably amazing photo revealed the ugly truth which was far from what we thought the whole picture was about. You see...he was having a stroll in the park with his wife on Monday (2nd March 2015) in a London Park when they heard a "distressed squawking". They immediately trained their binoculars on the bird which was in distress and they saw that it was "unnaturally hopping" and flapping its wings erratically.

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A lucky narrow escape for the woodpecker.

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Was the weasel really trying to kill the woodpecker?

It was obvious that the woodpecker didn't invite the weasel on a ride. The unlikely pair then landed in front of Le-May and the poor woodpecker was fighting for its life trying to fend off the weasel. Yes, it appeared that the weasel was trying to eat its furry friend. Fortunately the woodpecker managed to shake the weasel off its back...or else it would be dinner for a lot of weasels on that fateful day.

Apparently this sensational photo has caused some outrageous memes.
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 photo 05 Weasel Riding Woodpecker_zpsfucet5ye.jpg now everyone wants to ride the woodpecker huh!