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Mojave Max (photo courtesy: Clark County Government)

Sterilizing Desert Tortoises

Fish & Wildlife Service trying to curb backyard breeding


Mohave Max; photo Clark County

Max Emerges–Its Spring!

Desert Tortoise Mohave Max emerges from his southern Nevada burrow, and Spring has spring.


Screen capture of a desert tortoise. (Credit:

Unwanted Pet Desert Tortoises Spur New Rule

An increase in unwanted pet desert tortoises in Nevada is prompting a new state regulation.


Mojave Max (photo courtesy: Clark County Government)

Mojave Max Predicts Spring Is Here

Since there aren’t any groundhogs around these parts, Clark County has adopted the desert tortoise as its prognosticator of spring.