The local resident who photographed the animal says that with her neighbours they contacted the authorities and are waiting for help for the reptile.
A disconcerting image of an alligator with a knife embedded in its head as it crosses a lake in Fort Bend County, Texas, USA, has become viral on the Web.
According to local media, the animal was photographed by local resident Erin Weaver. The woman said that at first “she saw something protruding from her head that looked like a meat knife”. “I do not know if it was in his eye, but it looked like he was very close to it,” he added.
The image caused indignation and concern in the local community, which is used to living with these animals. According to Weaver, he never saw them behave “aggressive, not even defensive.”
“I think someone did this on purpose,” the woman added. “I can not imagine this animal chasing someone who has to defend themselves, because that never happened before,” he said.
The woman and her neighbours expect the reptile to receive help. To that end, they contacted the corresponding authorities. It is expected that on Monday the alligator will be examined by a conservation officer.