We didn’t think it was possible for anyone to use an alligator as a getaway vehicle, but one raccoon has proved us wrong.
WFTV viewer Richard Jones sent our newsroom this picture. Raccoon riding an alligator at the Ocala National Forrest. pic.twitter.com/LfWrka2mqN
— Jeff Levkulich (@jlevkulichWFTV) June 14, 2015
Floridian Richard Jones sent the above photo to a local TV station claiming to have witnessed this great feat. Jones says he and his family were alligator watching while in the Ocala National Forest when his son happened to startle a raccoon. Next thing you know, the raccoon “stumbled toward the water and hopped on top of the gator that was nearby.”
However, the interaction between the hitchhiker and the hitchhikee was brief. Just as the alligator began to resubmerge into the water, our little raccoon friend was able to calmly hop off on land and scurry away. Phew.
We’re glad Jones was quickly able to snap a photo. Now we can add another ridiculous animal meme to our arsenal.
Time to get meme-ing, people!