But everyone's okay!
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
Is this the most English story ever? I thought it was the crows bringing a little girl gifts story from last week, but apparently England never runs out of anthropomorphized fairytale animals.
The amateur photographer who caught this attack, Martin Le-May of Essex, told the BBC that he was just casually walking through Hornchurch Country Park in east London and heard a squawk. Since it could have been the King of the Ravens bringing him a magic ha'penny or a family of rabbits inviting him to tea, he looked around quickly and saw the two grappling:
"I think we may have distracted the weasel as when the woodpecker landed it managed to escape and the weasel ran into the grass."
Oh no! What if the weasel wasn't trying to kill and eat the woodpecker and they're actually buds? Zoom in:
This is how my best friend looks at me!