So apparently, when temperatures enter the 40s or below, green iguanas tap out of this thing called life…well, sort of.
According to Kristen Sommers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, under 40 degrees weather can stop iguanas’ blood flow. Since they like to sit in trees, the whole process can stun them and they’ll fall out. Peep exhibit A below.
Those Iguanas Falling From Trees in Florida? They Probably Aren’t Dead: When temperatures dip into the 30s and 40s, people from West Palm Beach to Miami know to be on the lookout for reptiles stunned — but not necessarily killed — by the cold. https://t.co/g4YXbzwSYbpic.twitter.com/rXUc2Qnzbf
South Florida has witnessed a trend of falling iguanas this week due to the weather. Authorities are advising people not to touch them since they could start moving again once it warms up. They might feel threatened at this time and attack you.