I know. I live in Central Alabama. Just had another turd floater this morning. I've been struggling against the weather since I started my shed project.Paint we have been getting slammed with rain here in the Deep South. We have had more yam year to date than we get in a complete year. Just hope we don’t get any hurricanes with the ground super saturated. Trees will just fall over.
Looking at MagicMan's photos and video, that's a common problem with large oaks. Most of the root structure is right on the surface, so they either get too much water and the soil turns them loose, or they don't get enough and get stressed, and carpenter ants move in. I lost two that size 6 months after I bought this place, both within 20 feet of the house. Those stumps will stand back up VERY fast, too. Better be ready for it. Bet MM got some fine oak lumber outta that one. That had a nice big straight trunk.