Yes, the alligator is hiding behind the blades of grass.
Is that a log?
Canals were cut in parts of the Everglades to move the water off the land. The water continues to move, so the dirt in the water is suspended and stops you from seeing the beauty of the real River of Grass. If we go farther north, there are places where the water moves very slowly and the dirt stays on the bottom. You can see fish very clearly in the water, which is about a meter deep or less. Here, you can see the dead branches along the side of the canal and, yes, there is a "piece of wood" that is very dangerous!
♥ Visit Tagulandang Island ♥