muskrat floats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect situation for them, can be make in 10 minutes with some scrap lumber! Look in the archives
Don't go all crazy now. Floats don't work everywhere. Not all rats are SD rats. Some won't climb onto a float to save their lives. They won't here...and I/ve caught plenty of rats off floats.
Pockets if you have the bank for it will take most rats most places.
We averaged less than 1 rat per day off 6 floats that sat out all 9 days that I had traps out this fall. Every rat came off the same float that was about 5 feet from a huge hut. I'd have set the hut but it was on the wrong side of the fence so a float near it was the next best thing. Every other rat came from other pocket/bank/den/hut sets. Last year floats were better in the fall. If I could figure out why the dramatic change, I'd catch way more rats I'm sure.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep