I felt sorry for them when it was -30 f. I suppose those heavy coats of theirs work well at keeping out the cold and keeping in the warmth. With the temperatures at 35 f here I am sure they are feeling very cozy right now.
I have wondered what draws them to the Palmer Hay Flats during this time of the year (normally so cold). Maybe the muskrats sulfur-smelling bye bye-products create heat while decomposing. ? :-)
When you drive into Anchorage you can look out across the Flats and see their mounds or push-ups of dirt and hay. They do that to keep their winter tunnels open through the icy surfaces.
We still have a long way until we truely have a spring meltdown but it close! I am looking forward to more sun, longer days and warmer weather.
I hope that you find the weather station I just added to the blog helpful. It is updated by Wunderground.com every so often and the time changes then too. The time is not current. I am not sure how often the temperature is updated, maybe every half an hour.