The title is a good description of what was happening here. This swamp now has 2 types of floating vegetation. The green Duck Weed and a new plant named Mosquitoe Fern. Combined it makes for a thick cover.
Alligators looked to be avoiding the area, but that didn’t last long. Young Wood Ducks are here also.
I watched this Alligator slowly circle the small islands and Cypress Trees working towards the duck area.
The ducks are still here, but the Alligator floats around like a log. That’s how it works here.