It’s Raining Iguanas in Florida

Naples, Florida- The Atlantic cold bomb drove lows throughout the state 25-35 degrees Fahrenheit below average, which is causing problems for wildlife, especially non-native and invasive species.  The most noteworthy, as has been shared on social media by many Florida residents, is the phenomenon of “frozen iguanas”.  While the reptiles are not really frozen in most instances and do usually survive, green iguanas lose mobility at temperatures below 45 degrees, which causes them to fall from the tree branches they had been clinging to.

Temperatures are forecast to return to normal early next week.  If you must move a fallen iguana, it is recommended to place them in a sheltered location, such as beside the trunk of a tree.


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