Isn’t it supposed to get “drier” from November to April?
At least that’s how the swamp cycle normally works.
That branch in the background to the left of the hollowed-out log is a bit of an optical illusion. It looks like a giant branch lying at the foot of the tall cypress, but in actually it’s not much bigger than a twig.
As for the gator (hidden from view) … now that was big!