mojave max

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A Different Spring Prognosticator

Desert tortoise said to be better representative of southwestern US weather


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.



Move Over Punxsutawney Phil

With the rest of the nation focused on whether a Pennsylvania groundhog sees his shadow, Las Vegas-area schoolchildren are beginning an annual watch for a desert tortoise named Mojave Max.

CBS Las Vegas–02/02/2012