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Woodpecker, Weasel, Meme, John Travolta

Martin Le-May

Isn't nature glorious?! East London hobby photographer Martin Le-May captured an incredible image of a weasel riding a woodpecker into battle during the great Weasel-Squirrel-Chipmunk War of 2015. You can almost hear the furry creature shouting, "Onward, noble steed! To glory!"

Fine, we made up most of that scenario, but that is a real photo (minus John Travolta, of course) of a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker and it's making the rounds on the Internet. But unfortunately, the situation that created the image is much less magical. The weasel was trying to kill the woodpecker.  

Le-May described the encounter to Buzzfeed, calling it "the struggle for life" as the woodpecker eventually escaped with its life and the weasel "disappeared into the long grass, hungry."

The photo soon went viral, so you can all guess what happened next, right?

Memes, y'all!

Finally, by these memes combined...this is Captain Internet!