Photo of a raccoon riding alligator is proof that the end is nigh

If animals are working together, we may not be in charge much longer

By Scott Eric Kaufman
June 15, 2015 4:59PM (UTC)
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Raccoon atop alligator (WFTV)

Not since Harold and Kumar rode a cheetah to White Castle has the world born witness to a pairing quite as unlikely as the one a Florida man captured on video this weekend.

Richard Jones told WFTV that he was on a family outing on the Oklawaha River when his son spotted an alligator.


He walked through some palm fronds in order to get a picture of the beast, and must have startled the raccoon, which darted into the water and onto the alligator's back.

Watch the video via WPTV below.

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