Chilly winter weather usually brings snow and ice in Florida but, at times it brings falling iguanas as well. Yes, on Tuesday 21st Jan the National Weather Service (NWS) predicted in a tweet of low temperatures and possibility of seeing falling iguanas in the night.
Don’t worry (animal lovers) the lizards are not dead, just stunned by the cold temperatures. Iguanas metabolism slows down when temperatures drop down from 40° Fahrenheit or lower such that they become immobile and can easily fall down from trees. At this stage they practically look dead but, are alive just in a little hibernation mode.
The Sunshine State has witnessed bouts of “falling iguanas” before in 2008 and 2018 as well.