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.

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:

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.