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Alligator with a knife in its head is living in a Texas lake

Steven Adams
Erin Weaver
Erin Weaver spotted this alligator with a knife in its head swimming near her Houston home.

Residents of a Texas community are concerned after a recent alligator sighting. Not for their own well-being, but that of the reptile.

Alligators are common in this part of Fort Bend. County near Houston but this particular one has what appears to be a knife sticking in its head.

Orchard Lakes Estates resident Erin Weaver got some photos of the situation and is hoping to get some assistance for the animal.

“I saw him swimming and then I saw him turn, like swimming towards me, and I saw something sticking out of his head,” Weaver, told KTRK-TV. “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.”

“I want to get help for this alligator,” Weaver told KTRK. “I don’t want to see an alligator swimming around with a knife in his head and suffering.”

Brazos Bend State Park Superintendent Chris Bishop told KTRK alligators are very resilient and infection resistant. There is a good chance this one is not in pain and could live for some time. KTRK reports that Texas Parks and Wildlife was contacted and neighbors expect a game warden to check on the gator.

Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].

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