When I attended the University of Miami, there were always wonderful animals in our campus lake (which was formed via the canals to the bay, so the water is brackish). After Hurricane Andrew, we had a resident pelican who stuck around for ~3 semesters before he presumably headed back to the beach. Manatees used to migrate into and of the lake with the (ahem) change of seasons. Occasionally, there would be a crocodile or an alligator and we’d get all these warnings to leave the critter alone and not to feed it.
This week brings sad news from the campus. The current-resident endangered crocodile was killed.
There is a special place in hell for people who do things like this.