Raining Lizards: 'Frozen' Iguanas Fall From Trees in South Florida

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, filmed on January 22, shows a resident in Deerfield Beach, Florida, rescuing a stunned iguana that dropped from a tree in their backyard, placing the animal in the sun to warm up. Credit: @TimCurryFanHere via Storyful