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Raccoons Riding Alligators in Florida Is Normal, Right? [PICS]

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A startled raccoon caught a ride on a gator cruising by. A Floridian captured the moment at the perfect time. 

If one didn’t know the context of this picture, it could be the perfect inspiration for a children’s book. Actually I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a kid’s book soon.

“Rocky the Raccoon and His Alligator Ferry”

A man in Palatka, Florida grabbed his camera Sunday right when his son startled a raccoon off the river’s edge. The raccoon hopped on to a passing alligator.

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What a perfect moment!

The raccoon hopped off again a split second later as the alligator dove back under water.

“I snapped a lucky picture right when the gator slipped into the water and before the raccoon jumped off and scurried away. Without the context you’d think the raccoon was hitching a ride across the river. Pretty amazing. Definitely the photo of a lifetime.”

Raccoons Riding Alligators in Florida Is Normal, Right? [PICS]