Incredible photo captures weasel riding on the back of a flying woodpecker

Is this for real????

  • Micky C.

    A 1 in a 100 000 000 shot.

  • ntt1

    photo shopped , birds can’t really handle a payload even comparatively large eagles have a tough time flying off with a 10 pound salmon or in my brothers case a marmalade cat.

    • Stronger Than Dirt

      I agree.

  • ed.

    birds are a prey item to weasels ,stoats, and ferrets , gen photo ,sky showed the before and after shots

  • It’s totally for real.

  • AlanUK

    According to the RSPB, “The green woodpecker is the largest of the three woodpeckers that breed in Britain. It has a heavy-looking body, short tail and a strong, long bill.”. It mostly feeds on the ground so it hardly surprising that it was attacked by the most aggressive ground-feeding mammal. They have been known to attack much larger birds.
    By contrast, the UK weasel is the smallest of the weasel family and males can weigh down to 36 g or 1.3 oz. Presumably, a juvenile will weigh less. I think an over aggressive young “lad” has bitten off more than he could chew!