We’re used to some pretty ridiculous stories coming out of Florida, and this time, the story did not disappoint.
Iguana’s are literally falling from the trees in Florida right now. That’s right, if you weren’t paying attention while walking in Florida on Sunday, you could end up getting smacked in the face with an iguana.
The U.S. National Weather Service Miami-South Florida had to warn the public on Sunday to look out, and be aware that iguana’s were falling from the trees.
Temperatures were in the lower 40’s on Sunday in Florida. That might not seem exceptionally chilly to us, but iguanas are cold-blooded, and the low temps are enough to immobilize them.
Jan 30: A cold morning...not as cold as our friends to the north dealing with a blizzard...but we have our own lizards to worry about.— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) January 30, 2022
Did you really think with the coldest temperatures in over a decade we would not warn you about falling Iguanas? #Iguanas #flwx pic.twitter.com/ornSpetd6a
Poor things! Nothing to worry about however, the iguanas are completely fine once they get some heat back in them. Nevertheless, iguanas falling from trees is definitely something you don’t see everyday.
🦎 I video it an Iguana falling out to a tree!— Laura Tobin (@Lauratobin1) January 25, 2022
This happen when it’s near freezing!
As they are cold blooded iguanas shut down and they stiffen up and then fall from trees!
They recover when it warms up!pic.twitter.com/Hr2pEjrN5h