MIAMI – Watch out below!
The National Weather Service Miami is warning residents and visitors of falling iguanas. Yes, falling iguanas.
Once temperatures reach a certain level, iguanas stiffen up and fall out of trees. This is due to their cold-blooded nature.
A freeze warning and wind chill advisory has been issued throughout all of Florida.
At about 50°, iguanas can become lethargic. It’s when the temperature drops to about 40 or lower that their blood doesn’t move around as quickly. “As a result, they can stiffen up and fall out of the trees in which they frequent,” Chris Michaels, a meteorologist at WSLS, said.
A Facebook post om Tuesday read: “Jan 21 - This isn’t something we usually forecast, but don’t be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s. Brrrr!”