Our friend, Helene, responded to my recent Everglades story with this...
Many years ago my brother was a Ranger in Everglades
National Park. He told us about a ranger friend of his who had been "working" the Anhinga Trail. One day he was approached by a very vocal and upset lady who cried, "Your alligator just ate my dog. Do something!".
He calmly took out his notebook, wrote down the details and replied:
"Madame, I'm am going to have to give you a ticket. It is a major violation to feed the alligators."