(KPRC) Residents of Sugar Land, Texas are worried about an alligator, not because of the dangers of the reptile itself, but because of what someone did to it.

 The gator is in Pumpkin Lake, which backs up to Cullinan Park, and neighbors said they've seen it swimming around with a knife poking out of its head.

"I love animals, especially our gators around here," Erin Weaver said.

Weaver said she saw the alligator with the knife in its head around 6 a.m. Thursday while it was perched atop some rocks. The knife appears to be near the gator's eye, and Weaver is worried for its health.

Weaver said she took a photo and posted it to the Orchard Lakes Estates neighborhood Facebook page. That's when she found out she wasn't the only one who saw the gator in that state. Someone else had posted a photo Wednesday night.

"I just felt so bad for him. I can't believe someone would be that cruel to do that to one of our alligators in our community," Weaver said.

Other neighbors echoed her sentiment.

"Horrified that someone would ever do anything like that to an animal, there's no cause for it," Jennifer Griffin said.

Griffin said the gators keep to themselves and she doesn't understand why someone would stab it with a knife.

"I wanted to help him, but you know he is a wild animal, (with) me by myself, I didn't want to do anything," Griffin said.

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