Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Watch this Baby Weasel have fun riding a Woodpecker

In a rare wildlife encounter a baby weasel was seen riding a flying woodpecker at Hornchurch Country Park, east London as the stunning moment was captured by photographer Martin Le-May

Surely mankind wasn't the one fascinated by the concept of flying as both humans and animals envy the flying and gliding animals of the wildlife.Just as predicted in the wildlife encounter of a cowboy frog riding a beetle that soon animal kingdom will catch up on thee trend of riding flying animals just like humans who fascinate their desire to ride the flying creatures in movies like how to train your dragon. Looks like this time around we have encountered a baby taking on the challenge of riding a flying animal. In an incredible wildlife encounter a baby weasel was seen riding on the back of a flying woodpecker at the Hornchurch Country Park in east London as the stunning moment was captured by the photographer Martin Le-May.
watch baby weasel rides a flying woodpecker in east London's Hornchurch Country Park via geniushowto.blogspot.com rare wildlife encounter photos and videos
Woodpecker gives baby weasel the ride of his life

The incredible capture of baby weasel riding a flying woodpecker was very similar to one of those numerous scenes from bird based animation movies like Epic, Rio, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, free birds, etc.
wildlife encounter of baby weasel riding a woodpecker captured in East london's Hornchurch Country Park via geniushowto.blogspot.com rare wildlife encounter photos and videos
Baby weasel seen riding on the woodpecker as the bird struggles to get rid of the unwanted free rider
It all started when hobby photographer Martin Le-May was taking a walk with his wife Ann through the Hornchurch Country Park in East London in the hopes of clicking a green woodpecker for the first time. Moments later as they walk through the garden they hear a squawking in the bushes and see a troubled woodpecker trying to fly. Both Martin and his wife Ann switch to their binoculars to have a closer look at the situation, where they discover a shiny red haired animal sticking to the back of the yellow green woodpecker.

watch baby weasel have fun riding a woodpecker as the later struggles to save it's life via geniushowto.blogspot.com rare wildlife enccounter photos and videos
Baby weasel riding on the back of the green woodpecker as the bird fears for its life
Unsure as to what was sticking to the back of the woodpecker, quick thinking Martin Le-May immediately reached for his camera as the woodpecker desperately flew towards them and captured the extraordinary picture of the century where they saw a baby weasel riding the green woodpecker. While it looked like one of those fairy tale stories where weasel meets a woodpecker and become friends, it was just the opposite where the baby weasel was trying to take down the woodpecker. Usually weasels don't attack birds and their normal preys are rabbits but this brave baby weasel was certainly up for a big kill as it tried to prey on a huge woodpecker.

baby weasel flying on the back of the woodpecker is tossed out by the green woodpecker as it flies back home via geniushowto.blogspot.com rare wildlife encounter photos
Baby weasel flying on the back of the woodpecker is tossed off by the bird as it flies back home having survived a potential danger to its life

However the mid air struggle between baby weasel and woodpecker ended shortly after the woodpecker shook off the hungry baby weasel using Martin's camera as distraction for the weasel as it flew towards them and used the moment when baby weasel was distracted to plan its escape route. Having been defeated the baby weasel went back to the trees empty handed while the woodpecker had shy of relief and flew high into the sky as it survived a potential danger to its life.


Baby Weasel rides a Woodpecker


Meanwhile the wildlife experts were astonished at the rare wildlife sighting of a weasel trying to prey on a woodpecker as they described the baby weasel as the ferocious lion with body as light as a snickers bar. Usually weasels are fearless and have very light body and are shown to take down animals bigger then themselves but it's rare for them to take down woodpeckers or maybe it was just the cowboy frog riding the beetle which inspired this extraordinary phenomenon.
weaselpecker meme of Miley Cyrus riding the weasel and woodpecker with her wrecking ball via geniushowto.blogspot.com wildlife memes
#weaselpecker meme of Miley Cyrus riding the woodpecker with baby weasel and the wrecking ball 
History has records which shows weasels have been riding birds for centuries via geniushowto.blogspot.com weasel and woodpecker
Weasels have been riding birds for centuries
While the wildlife experts were rejoicing the extraordinary feet of photographer Martin Le-May, the viral photos of the baby weasel and woodpecker spread like fire on internet with many first thought it was a fake wildlife picture and went on to create the popular #Weaselpecker twitter hashtag featuring numerous photoshopped images of the wildlife photo which included John Travolta riding the woodpecker followed by Vladimir Putin, meerkat with addition of Gandalf with it's eagle and star war characters, and then there was Miley Cyrus riding the woodpecker with a wrecking ball and the recent dress gate controversy of the dress color and the llama drama followed by wildlife bunch all riding together on the woodpecker. While the Mirror came up with evidence that these weasels have been using birds as their private jets for centuries with the story of heroic weasel taking down on a magical bird beast called basilisk. Meanwhile it was a dream come true for photographer Martin Le-May who got more than what he was looking for and now the whole world is going gaga over his click that has garnered millions of views across the world.

Wondering what birds like to ride ? :)