Here’s the story behind it…..

Martin Le-May had taken his wife, Ann, for a walk in Hornchurch Country Park in the UK,  hoping to see a green woodpecker. When the couple spotted a bird “unnaturally hopping about like it was treading on a hot surface” they knew something was amiss.

“Just after I switched from my binoculars to my camera the bird flew across us and slightly in our direction; suddenly it was obvious it had a small mammal on its back and this was a struggle for life,”  The story of the woodpecker and the weasel has a happy ending. While Le-May feared the worst he believed he and his wife’s presence “distracted” the weasel. “The woodpecker seized the opportunity and flew up and away into some bushes away to our left. Quickly the bird gathered its self respect and flew up into the trees and away from our sight,” he said.

Weasel on Bird