Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Amazing Photo- Have You Seen This Weasel On The Back Of A Woodpecker?

One of my college friends showed me this, he says it hasn't been faked. Apparently, the weasel was attacking the woodpecker at the time and the woodpecker took off with it on its back. It looks unbelievable, but weasels are tenacious predators, so who knows?

CT x
 




37 comments:

  1. That's incredible and amazing moment to capture! Sarah x

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    1. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! x

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  2. Very funny and stunning at the same time, it's possible..
    Amanda xx

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    1. Apparently, the weasel got off and ran into the grass when the woodpecker landed. Bitten off more than it could chew... :o) xx

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  3. Yes - I saw it tonight. I think the weasel wants a meal rather than a ride...

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    1. Female weasels weigh less than a mars bar so it is possible.

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    2. I always think of Mars Bars as being heavy, but I've never eaten a weasel.

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  4. Yes, what an incredible image - it does look like something from a fairy tale. How is your tendon doing CT?

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    1. I thought is was photo-shopped to begin with but apparently not. Tendon is much better for limiting computer and writing time, thank you for asking :o) Hopefully it'll be back to full health before long. What a ridiculous injury to have though! Hope you're all well xx

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  5. I saw it on the news and apparently the woodpecker landed on the ground and the weasel took off allowing the woodpecker to fly off relatively unscathed - I felt really sorry for the bird - he looked quite frightened in the photo.

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    1. I heard the same thing. Poor bird looked terrified. Glad it was a happy ending.

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  6. What an incredible photo! I feel for the woodpecker, but have read that he got away safely. I wonder how the weasel enjoyed his flight!

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    1. It is an amazing shot. Makes me wonder what else happens in nature that we never see!

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  7. Goodness, poor woodpecker. And imagine if the weasel fell off and landed on someone's head. What a surprise that would be. I think I'd be screaming. CJ xx

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    1. It is quite extraordinary isn't it? I wonder if the weasel regretted it? Rabbits are their more regular prey xx

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  8. OMG!!! Not sure what else you can say to that! xx

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  9. saw it on the internet, but didn't know what the outcome was, thanks for sharing.

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    1. A happy ending, it seems, thank goodness!

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  10. Saw it on the dreaded Facebook CT, thought it looked a bit big for a Weasel compared to the Woodpecker but may it's real.
    John

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    1. Apparently it's a proper photo. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Whenever I've seen weasels before they've scarpered pronto :o)

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  11. It boggles my brain because I cant help thinking it's either a tiny weasel or a massive woodpecker!! I think/thought that weasels are ferret sized!!
    There have been some hilarious mocked up photos following on from this on the t'internet !!

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    1. They're a lot smaller than you'd think- like elongated mice! I'll have to have a search for the funnies xx

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  12. yes I was sent this shots also. Amazing

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    1. It's got to be a candidate for wildlife shot of the year I reckon :o)

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  13. Have seen the photo a lot on Twitter - it really is amazing. I thought it may have been photoshopped but read somewhere that experts think its real :)

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    1. Me too but apparently it is real. Extraordinary!

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  14. ps Meant to add it looks dry and mild overnight at the weekend - looking good for moth trapping :)

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    1. Definitely. I will try to get the trap out here too. :o)

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  15. I thought I was seeing things.

    Oh wow!

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    1. It is the most amazing picture. In the right place at the right time :o)

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  16. I saw that and thought it was fake it was so incredible. Glad the bird survived. Amazing photo, I can't even manage to get a photo of a woodpecker without anything on its back!

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    1. They are so hard to photograph well, the photographer must have thought all his Christmases had come at once. Glad both animals parted company whole and in good health :o)

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  17. They showed it on our news over here last night. Amazing.

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    1. After all the gloom that infests the news I am glad they showed something extraordinary that had a happy ending :o)

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