Morning on the Bayou is still, peaceful, and serene. The Bald Cypress forest is thick surrounding Caddo Lake in Texas. The Spanish moss fills in most of the cracks and spaces between tree trunks, keeping light off the forest floor. At eye level, floating by in a pontoon boat, it’s almost impossible to discern what might be lurking in the darkness. The morning sun strikes the Cypress branches on the edges of the thicket and reflects off the draping moss.