We’ve all seen the hitchhiking weasel photo. Here are some more animals catching a ride with another species.
This shot of a weasel on a woodpecker was taken by Martin Le-May while he was walking with his wife through Hornchurch Country Park in Havering, London.
A cheeky crow tries to hitch a ride on an eagle mid-flight in Kyeonggi-do, South Korea. The smaller bird was trying to save some energy by swooping in on the eagle and perching on its back. Photo: Hyeongchol Kim / CATERS NEWS
A brown noddy hitches a ride on a pelican, waiting for its chance to claim any fish that the big-billed bird catches in the Itabaca Channel, Galapagos Islands. The pelican lost out to his uninvited guest but it seemed unphased as this is a typical occurrence between the two. Photo: Tui De Roy/Minden Pictures/Solent News
An adult frog gives a baby a piggyback as it crawls across a branch in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Lessy Sebastian/Solent News
A praying mantis hitches a ride on the back of a snail to avoid getting its feet wet on soggy moss in the rainforest. The snail, undisturbed by the apparent intruder, remained relaxed and stationary as the mantis stood on its shell. But traveling by snail isn’t the fastest mode of transport and, after a little while, the mantis peers over and notices the snail has not moved. Photo: Hendy Mp/Solent News
A lazy monkey hitches a ride to the top of a tree - sitting on the back of a macaw. The squirrel monkey hopped onto the bird and wrapped his arms around its neck to avoid the 26ft climb. He lives with a male and female blue and gold macaw at a countryside hotel, where they always eat and play together. Photo: Alejandro Jaramillo / Solent News
A brave bee risks getting eaten by a lizard after landing on its head. The female dragon forest lizard got a surprise when the bee flew down to rest on its head as it crawled along a branch. Photo: Frenki Jung/Solent News
A baby turtle hitches a ride on a bullfrog in the forests of Batam, Indonesia. Photo: Shi Khei Goh/MEDIA DRUM
A terrapin hitches a ride on the back of an alligator in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: BARCROFT
Yeeee-haw! A flying frog looks like a rodeo rider as it effortlessly climbs onto the back of a woodboring beetle. Photo: Hendy MP/Solent News & Photo Agency
This frog appears to have four eyes with it’s body half submerged in the water of a pond. The South American horned frog called a Pacman frog due to it’s characteristically large mouth and abdomen was spotted being perfectly still in a reptile shop in Indonesia. Picture: Lessy Sebastian/Solent News