Was out checking traps today and at 19-27 degrees, sunny and they were out in swarms already. Just one small town (bout 1/3 mile square) I was looking at had at least 300 of those rats just out sunning and eating real good due t all the moisture we have had so far. A bid spread out town I checked and it just about looked like spring time. I'll be starting in March soon as I pick up my traps, tons of pups expected again this year. Snow still in drifts every place, no effect on them when the an pops out.