Superb nature photographer Martin Le-May captured this extraordinary photo of a weasel attacking a flying green woodpecker in mid-air. It may look like they're just having fun, but it's a battle for survival. Expect an illustrated children's book--The Weasel and The Woodpecker--inspired by this story to appear in no time.
The woodpecker survived the attack and the weasel scampered away according to Business Insider, which interviewed Le-May. (In the book, we suspect they'll end up friends.) Birder Jason Ward first brought the pic to the world's attention:
ABSOLUTLEY INCREDIBLE photo by Martin Le-May. Green Woodpecker and Weasel. Apparently the Woodpecker escaped. pic.twitter.com/PUt1b2Mbhs
— Jason Ward (@Jayward7) March 2, 2015
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