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Blackbird rides on hawk's back in photo from wildlife refuge

Mike White's photo, snapped at the DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuges in Nebraska and Iowa, was titled "Hitching a Ride."

By Ben Hooper

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior shared a photo from a wildlife refuge showing a red-winged blackbird hitching a ride on the back of a red-tailed hawk.

The photo, which was shared by the department on Facebook and Instagram, was snapped by eagle-eyed photographer Mike White at the DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife RefugesĀ in Nebraska and Iowa.

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"We occasionally see territorial blackbirds (among others) dive-bombing raptors, but this is definitely something you don't see every day," the department said.

White's photo was titled "Hitching a Ride."

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