It’s that time of year again in Florida….
When the temperature in Florida drops into the 30’s and 40’s you have to look up because an iguana may be falling out of a tree. Iguanas climb trees to roost, but when the temperature gets cold the iguanas shut down and can’t hold on to the tree anymore. The cold temperatures stun the iguanas without killing them. Ron Magill, the communications director for Zoo Miami says, “Even if they look dead as a doornail — they’re grey and stiff — as soon as it starts to heat up and they get hit by the sun rays, it’s this rejuvenation…the ones that survive that cold streak are basically passing on that gene.”
It's so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling out of trees. But if you come across one — egads! — don't assume it's dead! https://t.co/qNSPLlQNR8— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 21, 2020