An alligator from Texas was spotted calmly swimming in a river with a big kitchen knife stuck right in its head. The footage, captured by Erin Weaver was shared on social media on Friday, shocking numerous users.
"I want to get help for this alligator. I don’t want to see an alligator swimming around with a knife in its head and suffering", she told reporters.
Is it “alive” alive or dead alive? 😳 pic.twitter.com/sldnQylYhQ— Sanho Tree (@SanhoTree) June 14, 2019
While the predator is definitely not very lucky, there seems to be no grave concerns about its condition, as alligators are very tough and their scales provide great protection from such wounds.
Uh. Maybe a knife is stand-up paddle boarding in a Texas lake with an alligator stuck to its foot. C’mon. Use your brain.— Conrad Laskowski (@ConradLaskowski) June 15, 2019
The epic reptile, meanwhile, has become really popular on Twitter, with numerous people posting the story about the alligator.
Whosoever pulls this knife from the head of this alligator shall be crowned King of Texas https://t.co/5qVfNusgNg— Happiness (@Hebsevenfour) June 14, 2019
At the same time, others pointed out that the knife in the predator's head is not a coincidence.
you want me to drive from Washington DC to Texas to pull a knife out of the head of an alligator?— Alex Thomas (@AlexThomasDC) June 15, 2019
A Texas wildlife agency also took note of the issue, stating it would begin searching for the alligator next week.