An amazing photo of a Weasel hitching a ride on a woodpecker’s back has been captured as the bird flies through the air. 

The photo was taken by photographer Martin Le-May from Essex today. 

Matin heard the bird in a distressed state and feared the worst.

He was shocked to see the Weasel hitching a ride on the back of the woodpecker and managed to grab a shot on his camera at Hornchurch Country Park.

Let us know your views by tweeting @PoliceHour We'll feature the best tweets within the article.