An easy win on a snow bet

Once again, Mother Nature has cooperated with a "sucker" bet that is made annually by Don Quilici, the outdoors editor for the Nevada Appeal.

Whenever he can find a pigeon willing to bet, he makes a very simple, but diabolical, bet regarding the weather in Carson City.

He bets that poor unsuspecting soul that it will snow in Carson City on the week of his birthday. That birthday is May 8.

Through the years, he has "conned" many different pigeons into unwittingly taking that easy-looking bet. Unfortunately, they are not familiar with Nevada's unusual springtime weather patterns. And, they are unaware that he wins that bet about eight out of every 10 years.

This year was no different. It snowed in Carson City on May 10.

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