An alligator was spotted swimming with a knife stuck in its head and the local community has questions. Photos were taken by local residents of a suburb outside of Houston, Texas, of an alligator that was stabbed in the head with a knife. I’m all for fresh food, but this is a little too fresh for my tastes.
Erin Weaver who took the photo of the uni-gator, spotted the damaged reptile early one morning. Weaver has lived in the area for six years and regularly saw this specific alligator, minus the steak knife protruding out of its head.
“I saw him swimming and then I saw him turn, like swimming towards me, and I saw something sticking out of his head,” said Weaver. “It looked like a steak knife that was sticking out of his head, I don’t know if it was in his eye, but it looked, if it wasn’t in his eye it was very close to his eye.”
“Almost every morning I see them,” Weaver said. “Never have I seen them aggressive or even defensive, if you walk by and startle, them they just go under water.”
“I feel that somebody did this on purpose,” she said. “I can’t imagine this animal going after somebody that they would have to defend themselves, because we’ve never had that happen before.”
Residents of the Sugar Land area community were angry that an alligator that lives in the Pumpkin Lakes in Cullinan Park was attacked by someone. Brazos Bend State Park Attendant Chris Bishop said that the gator isn’t in pain and could live with the knife in its head for some time, especially since reptiles are more resistant to infections.
There are so many questions. Why did someone stab an alligator in the head? Is it possible it was in self-defense? How did someone get close enough to even do this in the first place? Did the person who stabbed the gator lose an arm or is in the gator’s belly as we speak?
“I want to get help for this alligator,” Weaver added. “I don’t want to see an alligator swimming around with a knife in its head and suffering.”
Texas Parks and Wildlife said they are sending a game warden to inspect the alligator next week. Do you know who else had to wait a week to have a foreign metal object taken out of his head?