The Florida man who took this picture told WFTV News that the raccoon was startled and jumped on the back on the alligator to get away. It was apparently a very short ride, we can only assume because the raccoon realized he didn't have the cash to pay the fare.
"Eh... One little monkey sitting in a -- erm -- tree -- eh -- teasing Mr. Alligator -- ah -- you can't catch -- eh -- me..." SNAP! Gobble... "Erm... look, guys... actually I don't wanna play no more. Eh... it's a silly game anyway."