The National Weather Service Is Warning of Iguanas Falling from Trees in Florida
The jokes are easy to make, right? Ohhhh…Florida is going to be in the 30s, better call the National Guard! But when it’s that cold in Florida there can be some – well, unexpected consequences.
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! #flwx #miami pic.twitter.com/rsbzNMgO01
— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) January 21, 2020
Since the reptiles are cold blooded, the cold temperatures make their metabolism slow down and they go into brumation – think of it as energy saving mode for your computer. It hits them so that they can no longer hold on to branches. And well, then it’s raining iguanas!
Yes, there is video:
IGUANAS officially fell… as did the temp in Miami. Down to 40 now, wind chill 33. Coldest temp in more than 9 years… don’t worry, 80 is back Friday. 📸:@WPLGLocal10 h/t @SamWnek pic.twitter.com/DCNYLPGKyZ
— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) January 22, 2020
Iguanas dropping like flies at Arch Creek Park in North Miami @OfficialJoelF. Currently 47 degrees. pic.twitter.com/bntcnMH4x7
— VC 🇵🇪🇫🇷 (@MannyC_1896) January 22, 2020
But don’t worry, animal lovers! Temps should warm up today and into the 80s by Friday, and these little guys should wake up and scurry off to live happy, healthy reptilian lives.