Woodpecker fights 10ft snake in heroic struggle for nest

The crimson crested woodpecker has been photographed repeatedly attacking a 10ft snake which invaded its nest in the Amazon.

The brave woodpecker made repeated attempts to drive the snake out of the tree and was bitten by the snake five times.

On each occasion the snake, thought to be an olive whipsnake, held the much smaller bird in its mouth and then let it fall to the ground below.

After a fight lasting about four minutes, the wounded bird left the area and is likely to have died of its injuries or been killed by a predator.  She was doomed because smelling of blood would make her an easy target other predators. Nobody know what happened to her in the end.”

Via - Telegraph



Poor Woody. The nasty snake ought to be shot for marauding..

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