Cold-Stunned Iguanas Litter the Ground During Florida Chill

The National Weather Service Miami (NWS) issued an unusual forecast on January 21 – predicting raining iguanas in South Florida as temperatures dropped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit overnight.

“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!”, the NWS said in an alert.

The cold-blooded reptiles slow down or become immobile when temperatures drop into the 40s, the NWS said. “They may fall from trees, but they are not dead,” it added.

This video, taken from Boynton Beach, Florida, shows the iguanas littering the sidewalk. Sean LeFloch, who took the video, wrote: “How do you know it’s cold in Florida???” Credit: Sean LeFloch via Storyful