The National Weather Service (NWS) in Miami has warned that a cold front will sweep across southern Florida today (January 21st local time) and tomorrow (January 22nd), while the iguana will fall into the air,media reported. Temperatures are expected to drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and wind chills to around 25 degrees tonight. And that’s enough to (seem) to freeze these cold-blooded animals.
“It’s not something we would normally predict, but don’t be surprised,” Miami NWS tweeted. They (iguanas) may fall from trees, but they are not dead. In a similar cold 2018, residents’ yards and patios are littered with pictures of frozen iguanas. “
Although Florida’s continued cold snap in 2010 led to a decline in its numbers, these animals usually recover on their own. Green iguanas are an invasive species introduced by pet owners. They thrive in Florida’s subtropical climate, where they destroy seawalls, sidewalks and foundations by digging holes. Because of them, West Palm Beach had to spend $1.8 billion on emergency repairs.
They may be annoying, but experts caution against moving them after they fall off. In 2010, wildlife photographer Ron Magill told the media: “I know a gentleman who collects some wild animals from the street and throws them in the back of a car. All of a sudden, the animals came alive and climbed onto his back, almost causing a disaster. “