Jones said his son, while walking along the Ocklawaha River, startled the raccoon, which jumped onto the gator in the water nearby.
“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,” Jones wrote in an email to WFTV. “Definitely the photo of a lifetime.”