People in Florida are being attacked by frozen iguanas

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Florida is even stranger than usual right now. And that's saying something given the nonstop bizarre adventures of Florida man.

Iguanas become immobile when temperatures drop to a certain level.

As you've probably heard by now, this means the cold-blooded animals tend to fall from their perch in trees and can hit passers-by on the head.

Now, it has emerged that they pose yet another threat: once they thaw, they are likely to attack, most probably endangering the very people who kindly brought them in from the cold.

NPRwent as far to warn citizens not touch the frozen iguanas:

Bottom line: don't touch them.

They are not dead. They may thaw out and attack.

Ron Magill of Zoo Miami told the radio station a terrifying story of a man who picked up immobile iguanas in his car:

When they went back into the vehicle, the vehicle warmed up, and those iguanas started coming back to life. And all of a sudden, they started getting up and running around in the car, and it caused an accident.

And Kristen Sommers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission warned against picking them up too, reported The Independent:

Like any wild animal it will try to defend itself.

Be careful out there.


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