The University of Miami is the heart of Coral Gables. George Merrick(founder of Coral Gables) gave the land to the university. The mascot for the university is the Ibis. I don't remember seeing the Ibis on campus until the landscape was upgraded in the last twenty years. Taking a picture of this bird is a challenge, as they will run away or fly away. Does anyone know of a school mascot that roams the campus like this one? I don't mean a cardinal or bee. I mean something like an alligator or an Indian in full regalia.