Thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy
, we're used to seeing raccoons doing far more than just raiding dustbins, but this real life rebel was lucky to escape with his life
Richard Jones was walking through the Ocala National Forest when he took this incredible picture! He says that he was watching the alligators with his son when they disturbed a little raccoon who panicked and headed for the water, jumping onto a log... which was actually an alligator. It's like something out of a Disney movie.
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Jones managed to get this photo before the raccoon hopped away to continue his day without being an alligator's lunch.
"I snapped a lucky picture right when the gator slipped into the water and before the raccoon jumped off and scurried away." Jones said. "Without the context you'd think the raccoon was hitching a ride across the river. Definitely the photo of a lifetime"