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The photo that takes the world by storm and in utter disbelief is not a fake and was taken by Martin Le-May in Hornchurch Country Park in East London.
which is a small carnivore with a long, slender body
and feeding chiefly on small rodents,
riding on the back of a European green woodpecker.
It's likely that the weasel tried to attack the bird
when it was about to fly
but somehow ended up on the bird's back
when things gone awry.
Martin Le-May happened to be there that very moment
to document this very rare event.
The bird was flying low
obviously because of the unexpected load
on its back.
Thankfully, the bird escaped the attack
and Martin's presence may have saved it.
Even though weasels are tiny predators,
they are known to prey on animals
larger than itself like birds and rabbits
and in this case the woodpecker.
It's a well-timed event
that this photo was shot.
And the whole world feasts on the image since then.
Debate arises on social media
as to whether the photo is real or not.
And the thing is,
it is all real and photographed
by Martin Le-May who happens to be
an amateur photographer.
all the professional photographers out there
are full of envy.