National Weather Service issues alert for falling iguanas


The National Weather Service (NWS) in Miami issued an alert for falling iguanas Tuesday as temperatures are expected to drop.

As temperatures are predicted to drop into in the 30s inland and 40s along the coast, iguanas could fall from trees as they slow down or become immobile. The reptiles react this way to falling temperatures because they are cold-blooded.

“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,” the NWS in Miami tweeted.

“They may fall from trees, but they are not dead,” it continued.

Iguanas are native to South America, Central America and the Caribbean but have developed a population in South Florida through the pet trade, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

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