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And Now, a Picture of a Raccoon Riding an Alligator through a Swamp

Planet earth is a wondrous place. This weekend, a man named Richard Jones was enjoying an afternoon walk in Florida (where else?), and took this picture, which appears to show a raccoon riding an alligator across a swamp, because the world is magical. Jones says that in fact the raccoon was not “hitching a ride across the river” and the alligator quickly went underwater to ditch the critter, which was startled out of the brush by the hikers. But we have eyes, Mr. Jones. We know a picture of a raccoon riding an alligator when we see one. Nothing can ruin this moment of natural beauty …

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