Iguanas Falling From Trees in Florida


MIAMI — The weather service has its thunderstorm warnings and winter storm warnings, but what about falling iguana warnings?

Maybe they should be considered for just a sliver of South Florida?

The National Weather Service office in Miami on Tuesday gave the heads up to residents there, warning them to watch out for the possibility of iguanas falling out of trees.

Why? Unseasonably cool temperatures settling into Florida aren't all that comfortable for the iguanas. They're cold-blooded animals, and they can become immobile in 40-degree temperatures.

"They may fall from trees, but they are not dead," the weather service said.

Iguanas are invasive to Florida, native to Central and South America. It's best not to touch them if spotted on the ground -- they're probably not dead, just stunned, and will move around once they warm up.

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