|Greetings from the Critique Club
I'm one of those who looks for, and finds, animals in all sorts of places. And you have a delightful one in your image. see the head to the left, and the reclining body along the log as it trails off to the right? Okay, that out of the way, here goes.
You questioned in your remarks about the focusing of your image. Yes, it appears to lack focus in what I imagine to be the section of the log illustrating the Rule of Thirds, the left side. The trees are indeed distracting. Sometimes a different angle can eliminate such distractions. Crouching down or moving to a different position can sometimes do wonders to get rid of elements you don't want to show.
You've got your feet wet in DPC now, and I hope you enjoyed your first attempt. I wish you success in your time here and look forward to seeing more of your work.