Free riding weasel has twitter all a flutter
An Amateur photographer from Britain has captured a once in a lifetime shot that has the world all a flutter over its authenticity.
Martin Le-May, from Essex, told the BBC he was merely on a stroll in the woods with his wife when his attention was drawn to an unusual squawk.
Turning quickly with camera in hand Mr Le-May began to shoot but wasn’t sure what it was he had captured until he was able to download the images on to his laptop.
"I soon realised it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back." he said.
The mammal turned out to be a weasel on the back of the woodpecker and the photo turned in to a social media phenomenon particularly on twitter (all pun intended).
"It’s almost a dream that you take a photograph that lots and lots of people not only look at but like" Mr Le-May said "I’m so proud so many people are getting to see my image. I’m totally taken aback by the response to it."
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