If A Gopher Tortoise Feels a Raindrop

While most of the country celebrates groundhog’s day, I believe all the Floridians should switch over to celebrating an animal far closer to home. Gopher tortoises are a unique part of the Florida landscape and build burrows every bit as elaborate as those pesky northern mammals. Perhaps, since we dont usually worry about the potential for a six week extension of wintertime, Gopher Tortoise Day might instead indicate whether or not we’ll have a drought year here in the sunshine state. Wet and dry season is really all we have anyway.

Thus: If it rains on February 2nd, no drought. If it doesnt rain, look out lawn watering lovers everywhere. The good news? We had plenty of sprinkling showers yesterday.

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