As Floridians experience the season's coldest temperatures this week, meteorologists are warning the public to keep an eye out for "falling iguanas."
Yes, iguanas can drop to the ground the same way as oranges fall from the Florida trees.
Feb 2 - Well it’s that time again. It’s cold enough for us to forecast falling Iguanas here in South Florida. Look out tonight and again on Wednesday night. Temps will be in the 30s and 40s. Brrrr! #flwx pic.twitter.com/PeVRsHnZNm— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) February 2, 2021
As folks living in South Florida are experiencing lows in the 40s this week, NWS Miami says iguanas begin to slow down or become immobile.
"They may fall from trees, but they are not dead," NWS Miami said on social media.
Here in the Tampa Bay area, several counties are under a freeze warning or a frost advisory as temperatures continue to drop Wednesday evening.