Monday, March 9, 2015
And Now Would You Believe, There's The Flying Weasel...
Avid Essex bird watcher and photographer Martin Le-May couldn't believe his eyes but was quick enough to capture this amazing image
of a green woodpecker flying with
a weasel on it's back.
The unwelcome passenger was shaken off mid flight and without a parachute managed a free fall to the ground. It then ran apparently uninjured from the scene. Aviation and airport authorities are searching the area for the weasel who hasn't been through any pre-flight security checks, paid any airport dues or had it's immigration or residency status checked.
There's evidently a lot of illegal immigrants weaseling their way into the area and border control are busy with the enormous workload caused by this unwelcome visitor.
Versions of the true story are here and here...