Alligator Found Swimming with Knife in Head in Florida Pond

Residents of the Florida city of Deltona were left terrified after a gigantic alligator was spotted swimming in a pool with a large knife sticking out of its head.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) claimed they urgently launched an investigation into the incident after multiple reports of alligator sightings, according to Orlando news station WESH. As per the reports, the alligator was spotted swimming in a pond in Deltona, located northeast of Orlando, by several passersby.

A team of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers was immediately dispatched over the weekend to capture the alligator. The team then euthanized the animal that had suffered vital injuries on its body. However, the person responsible for the horrific act is still unidentified.

As per Florida state laws, killing or injuring an alligator is strictly prohibited unless authorized by the FWC commission, or as part of the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program. Killing an alligator is a third-degree felony in the state and can lead to a 5-year prison sentence or a humungous fine.

A similar incident was reported in Texas in June 2019, when an alligator was spotted in Pumpkin Lake in Sugar Land with a steak knife sticking from its head. At the time, a park official claimed that they were optimistic the alligator was not in pain. A search was conducted in the pool to find the animal but it was not found as of June 20 that year.

“I’m not a fan of gators but people are much scarier,” wrote one social media user in the Facebook comment section of a WKMG news report on the injured animal in Florida.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, it is common to witness alligator-human interactions in the state. Commonly termed the Alligator State, Florida is estimated to have an alligator population of about 1.3 million. Recently, a man playing golf in Naples, Florida was seen continuing to do so even as an alligator approached from behind.

The FWC has repeatedly informed the residents that those “concerned about an alligator should call FWC’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline on 866-392-4286.”

“Remember, never feed an alligator and keep your distance if you see one,” it adds on its website. “Swim only in designated swimming areas during daylight hours. And keep pets on a leash and away from the water.”

9 comments

  • Geronimo Antonio Schmidt

    I guess if the alligator was expecting some medical care and got euthanized instead.
    Florida morons are scary. I just hope the alligator got a good chunk of the guy who stuck him with the knife.
    If you live in Florida, you may never hit a deer with your car or usually have to deal with bears, but inland waters will have alligators , water moccasins and crocs and ocean waters will have sharks….ah yes, golf courses may hit you with lighting or cheating ex-presidents.

    • What do mean cheating ex-presidents? Biden’s still in the oval office

    • I wasn’t aware that getting something under the desk was cheating, but then again I guess it depends on what the definition of is is. In case you are talking about Dumbo Joe, I would pay to see him swing a golf club which could be funnier than anything the Marx brothers or the Three Stooges did ever did.

  • As a Florida resident, this angers me. I thought we could co-exist with them. They were here LONG before us, We are a state built on a swamp. Man’s savage nature will never cease. My backyard is on a lake, I regularly see them swimming there. That’s where they live, I leave them alone and admire them from my lanai.

  • The knife owner is likely inside the alligator. 22 makes less visual. Explain again why protect rattlesnakes and aligators that kill n eat kids n kittens?

    • it’s useless gov.workers care more about their job then MY animals if I see one here in Texas in m y pond attacing my dogs I will put the critter down

  • Do they ever think that the person who left a knife in the alligator’s head may have been eaten by the same alligator. There were many incidents about alligators killed and eats people or someone’s pets. Put the alligator out its misery was the right things to do. One less alligator to worry about.

  • it’s these idiots at FWC that should jump in and get them

  • Yep, person who stabbed gator likely inside it!

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