Photo of Weasel Riding on a Woodpecker Spawns Hilarious Photoshop Meme

Chances are, you might've already seen this incredible photograph by Martin LeMay. It's the unforgettable sight of a weasel clinging to the back of a woodpecker in midair. LeMay and his wife encountered the two creatures while walking in a park in London. Although the weasel was trying to attack the bird, the couple's presence distracted them and the woodpecker was able to escape.

The amazing image quickly went viral and sparked the creativity of the Internet. Not long after the photo was posted, it spawned a hilarious meme called #WeaselPecker. Twitter users started Photoshopping a miniaturized Miley Cyrus (on her wrecking ball), Vladimir Putin, and John Travolta onto the dynamic duo, sometimes removing the weasel all together. The absurd results are both creative and really funny.

Here are some of our favorites. To see more of the meme, check out the WeaselPecker hashtag on Twitter.

Above: Original Photo by Martin LeMay

Via: @ThePoke

Via: @PollyClonal

Via: @AngryBritain

Via: @HuffPostUKPics

Via: @tahiramirza1

Via: @MSchup

Via: @TomFilkins

Via: @YoloBirder

via [Metro UK]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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