This morning we’ll skip the “readers’ wildlife photos” post in favor of a few striking animal pictures and videos that readers sent me. The first four items are either scary or gruesome, but, you know, that’s nature.
I’ve seen a lot of animal photos in my time, but the first one in the series below takes the cake. I was loath to publish it yesterday as I wasn’t sure if I’d have to get permission, but now it’s everywhere, including PuffHo UK (which includes the story), and so I feel no compunction about putting up the series. The photos were taken by Martin Le-May, a “hobby photographer” from London, and shows a stunning encounter between a European green woodpecker (Picus viridis) and a weasel, probably the least weasel (Musetla nivalis)—in all likelihood a juvenile.
The whole story:
[Le-May] told Huffington Post UK: “It was a sunny afternoon, with…
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