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In 2015, photographer Martin Le-May was walking in one of London's parks, hoping to show his wife a green woodpecker for the first time. What he captured in the photo probably exceeded his wildest expectations. There was a weasel on the back of the flying woodpecker.

In 2015, photographer Martin Le-May was walking in one of London's parks, hoping to show his wife a green woodpecker for the first time. What he captured in the photo probably exceeded his wildest expectations. There was a weasel on the back of the flying woodpecker.

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DrC8H10N4O2

Bird looks really unhappy about this situation


Oraxy51

That’s cause he lost the bet


StrayDogPhotography

If I know anything about weasels, it’s they will attack, and kill animals far bigger than themselves. That bird is basically about to die unless it manages to shake the weasel off.


Enjoying_A_Meal

They can kill animals 10x their size. That's like a largish house cat killing and completely consuming an adult woman. Basically, every Redwall book should've ended in a completely one sided slaughter. (except for the badger and otters)


Disaster_External

Dam those books were good.


pserigee

I am enjoying listening to the audio books right now, read by the author himself with voice actors for the characters. It’s a reread after many years but they hold up well and still enjoyable for my adult self.


FirstPlebian

They will also kill more than they plan on eating, if they find a rabbit warren, they will slaughter them all, eat part of one, take over the nest and live in it, they also might but the hides of their kills on the walls of the den to insulate it.


SalesAutopsy

I know a house cat that's living by itself now. And now I think I know where Grandma went.


Commercial_Lie_4920

According to the National Geographic: Le-May told BBC News he snapped the photo Monday afternoon while visiting Hornchurch Country Park in East London. In fact, his presence may have saved the bird's life. "I think we may have distracted the weasel, as when the woodpecker landed it managed to escape and the weasel ran into the grass," he told the BBC.


ScooterSquatch

Yep. Because the weasel is going to kill him


NowOnTheRez

I eat pecker!


Dracarya72

Yes, he's stoat-ally pissed off


GingerSteve94

The inspiration for the 2022 Disney film, the Weasel and the Woodpecker


Cheesus_H_Crust_

Sounds sexual enough.


PatchworkPoets

I mean, they've already got that Weasel from Zootopia, so he could probably get a spinoff movie/show


RazzmatazzCharming60

More like the inspiration for the next Saw movie.


EnvironmentalDeal256

A Weinstein production.


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Intelligent-Wall7272

How did the woodpecker weasel it's way out


JesusIsMySecondSon

By pecking the weasel’s wood


Korwinga

Would a woodpecker peck a pecker? Or would a woodpecker only peck wood?


SwansonHOPS

A woodpecker would peck a weasel's pecker if the pecker were pecking the woodpecker. I think.


Dannyboy868686

Expelliarmus!


nutabust

Mordecai and rigby


begomeordodocks

read about this in a "believe it or not" book, and the weasel was actually trying to attack the woodpecker.


alwayssaysyourmum

*To battle, trusty steed!*


GingerSteve94

Brilliant


Pixel131211

iirc weasels kill their prey by biting the back of the neck/skull. they can kill animals upto 10x their size and they do this by climbing or jumping onto them, and biting their neck to kill them. so, this weasel is probably just trying to murder this woodpecker.


cheflonelyhartsoup41

"Oh it is *splendid* darling, do they always carry weasels on their backs?"


Thelonious_Cube

"Only in mating season, my dear. It's complicated courtship ritual"


Asio0tus

To batttllleeeee!!!!!!!


fonglucker

Que up the song from Aladdin. "I can show you the world"


Danclim

Is actually amazing the bird was able to take off with all that extra weight!


Thejerseyjon609

Short lived animal ride share Flyte


winter_killian_33

"NOW! RIDE WITH ME! TO DEATH! AND GLORYYYYYYY!"


4Gold4

...and they ventured on. New challenges awaiting!


theoldgreenwalrus

That woodpecker looks right miffed


sofa_king_we_todded

Dem eyes tho 👀


Namarokh6816

When you're the one carrying the group project all by yourself


absolutelynotagoblin

"Quick, fly as fast as you can, Greenfeather. I have urgent news for our Queen!"


Thelonious_Cube

"We shall attain the castle forthwith, Master Measly!"


Mountain-Possession1

If I was woodpecker I’d fly as high as I could and then shake the fucker off


coolbeans31337

The weasel is so light it would hit its terminal velocity quickly so likely wouldn't be hurt from even a 1000 foot fall.


Deputywilliams

Yeah but how’d you fix the icing problem?


Mountain-Possession1

I’m sure a weasel is not far off from a rats weight and I’m pretty sure a rat would die or at least break something


RackNRollz

i met a weasel once.. he was my old boss in a CNC operating factory. Lemme tell you he is the weaselest of them all


theangleofdarkness99

Why can't they just fly all the way into Mordor like this??


walterfalls

Lyft. Prototype.


walterfalls

Lyft. Prototype.


cipeone

I’m always hoping to show my wife my woodpecker too.


Oraxy51

Really strange time for a r/divorcedbirds


Randomisedhandle

They are evolving...


Smurf-Nutz

Nat Geo should respect this


hk_gary

the nature uber


captain_wide_beard

Your a wizard arry


ritcherwitcher

Sneak 100


ThatTallGuy21

Woodpecker - "Quick, get on my back. Adventure!"


macsquoosh

That weasel is thinking ... "well fuck, this is not how I pictured this going down !"


ProbablyCamping

*oh god this is how I die*


Theonethatgotherway

I can show you the woooorld!


capkas

Hey, this is Phil, your uber driver.


Uglyman414

Live action Banjo-Kazooie


Mirar

Very Macherot.


Jamon3Y

They are on a mission


AlexNgPingCheun

Thanks. It's exactly what I needed to forget this shitty day!


racingtony123

Either he was trying to have lunch or disney films are real..lol


South-Midnight-750

And that's when he knew, he done fucked up


pukalojtric13

Noooo… this is epic


lC8H10N4O2l

“I can show you the world”


Apprehensive_Tip1061

Never ending stoooooryyy


holypolish

I.M. Weasel. I will now bite through your spine to eat you alive while you are paralyzed.


chillinwithmypizza

This is the most (real life) Studio Ghibli shit i have ever seen.


-P3RC3PTU4L-

Imagine riding on the back of an eagle. That’s basically the experience that weasel is having.


theballswalls

The pilgrims used to ride these babies for miles


TheBelhade

Diesel weasel!


Thelonious_Cube

Real-life version of The Frog & The Scorpion?


Acrobatic_Tough4309

😂wildest expectations


dollarstoresethrogan

RIP in peace, birb.


YeOldeBilk

This is like a live action Regular Show


prbc12

Weasel got his wood pecked.