He was trying to keep away from everyone, me included.
Low spring waters and warmer weather has all the locals out getting the sun. It actually gets crowded in the best spots.
This one opted for a sun patch closer to a dike road, but less competition.
Besides this is one of the smaller Alligators over here. So he has less problems when alone.
Of course there are others that feel the same way about crowds looking to steal his spot.