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An adorable forest vole perches on a snowball to nibble the carrot nose of a miniature snowman, joined by another vole which clambered onto the snowman’s head as temperatures plunged to minus 15 degrees Celsius in Voronezh, Russia on Dec. 23, 2016.

(Photo: Vadim Trunov/Solent News/Rex Shutterstock via ZUMA Press)

Piggyback Rides!

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

Animal photos of the week: 21 February 2014

A three-legged rescue dog has been given a revolutionary new prosthetic paw after its fore leg was almost torn off in a trap. German shepherd Shadow was abandoned by his owners and was found with his foot mutilated, with bones sticking out of his leg. Vets at Seadown Vets in Hythe amputated Shadow’s left fore leg from the knee down and he was on the verge of being put down.

Picture: Daily Echo/Solent News, source

A tough looking anteater pumped itself up for a confrontation with a Jeep when it bravely stepped out in front of the car on a dirt track. Photographer Luciano Candisani said the animal was making itself look ‘bigger’ and 'stronger’ after spotting the vehicle. Mr Candisani, 44, was running a photography workshop in the Pantanal wetlands in Brazil.  Picture: Luciano Candisani/Minden Pictures/Solent News

A praying mantis takes its name literally and looks as though it is blessing another insect as they meet on a branch. The two mantises crossed paths when they were moving in opposite directions on the same branch. At first, the brown mantis did not notice the green one coming the other way and attempted to climb over it. Yvonne Spane, who took the photo at her home in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, says she is fascinated by insects and has kept praying mantises for a decade.

Picture: Yvonne Spane/Solent News