Hitching a Ride

A small weasel has been caught on camera hitching a ride on the back of a green woodpecker.  The remarkable image was captured by Martin Le-May in Hornchurch Country Park, East London.

weasel on woodpecker

The wonderful image has gone viral on social media with thousands sharing the ‘one-in-a-million’ photo.

It’s strange that the animals antics took place in East London given the recent story in the BBC soap Eastenders on ‘Who Killed Lucy?’ Given the proximity perhaps Mother Nature is mimicking a scene in The Earth Emperor’s Eye where Sarah rides a mythical creature to discover Xanadu? What can it mean?

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