It's so cold in Florida that freezing iguanas could start falling off trees


The weather forecast in Florida took a bit of a turn last night, with the National Weather Service warning residents that frozen iguanas could “shower” the area.

With weirdly low temperatures in South Florida, around 1-4 degrees Celcius, iguanas are expected to fall from the trees they’re hanging out in.

This is because, as they’re cold-blooded, they freeze once temperatures drop to around 4.44C (40F). This causes them to lose their grip on their trees and fall, stunning them, but while they could appear dead, they’re actually not.

NWSMiami tweeted, “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”

This isn’t a new possibility, as it’s been warned on several other winters. However, people are being warned not to move them, as they could unfreeze during transport and get frightened at being touched.

As the weather warms up, the chances of iguanas raining from the sky will drop significantly.

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