Here's A Weasel Riding A Woodpecker
In 2015, amateur photographer Martin Le-May ensured his grandchildren will eat lobster with their royalty money thanks to a once-in-a-lifetime shot of a weasel riding a woodpecker. No, that's not a euphemism for a sex act.
Was the weasel running late to work? Are the weasel and woodpecker soul mates who finally found friendship after being exiled by their own species, like in a Disney movie? Nope! It's attempted murder.
According to the photographer, the European green woodpecker was picking ants off the ground when the weasel jumped it from behind, probably whispering something about its wallet. A kinky neck-biter, the weasel was about to deliver its spine-crushing death bite when the woodpecker took off in an attempt to shed its assailant.
And no, it's not fake, according to computer science professor Hany Farid. It doesn't have any markers of Photoshopping, and Le-May snapped multiple photos of the event. Plus, finding images of a weasel and woodpecker that fit so seamlessly together would take a fantastic coincidence or more time spent looking at weasels and woodpeckers than any human could endure.
And the story has a potentially happy ending. The woodpecker made its escape while the weasel was distracted by Le-May's presence, so the photographer either saved a woodpecker or starved a weasel, depending on whether you're a glass-half-full or half-empty type of person.
And Here Are Some Macaques ... "Riding" Deer
Hahaha, you poor soul. You probably think this entry is about some clever macaques learning how to mount deer like horses for transportation, in something right out of Planet Of The Apes. But no, we meant "riding" in the dirtier sense.