Subject: Weasel Photographed Riding on a Woodpecker’s Back
From: Alex Kemp
Date: Tuesday, 03 March 2015 22:15:23 +0000
To: Oliver Kemp, Micaela Kemp, Liisa Kemp, Davin Kemp

A weasel riding a woodpecker: your typical back-seat driver

Martin Le-May, from Essex, was out walking with his wife Ann in Hornchurch Country Park, east London, last Monday 2 March 2014 when the two of them heard a commotion:

I heard a distressed squawking noise and feared the worst. I soon realised it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back. I think we may have distracted the weasel as when the woodpecker landed it managed to escape and the weasel ran into the grass.

Martin is an amateur photographer, and was able to take a shot of the couple as they were airborne. When back at home he uploaded the image, and it has already been retweeted several thousand times.

Alex Kemp