This photo of a raccoon riding an alligator in Florida’s Ocala National Forest has gone viral. And, yes, it’s real!
The extraordinary picture was taken by Richard Jones of Palakta, FL. He and his family had been walking along the Ocklawaha River in Ocala National Forest over the weekend when he captured this rare photograph, Jones told reporters.
“You’d think the raccoon was hitching a ride across the river,” Jones said. “Definitely the photo of a lifetime,” he added.
The image of the gator-riding raccoon went viral on social media. This is a smart and lucky raccoon!