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NWS: Watch out for falling iguanas during this week's cold weather

Posted at 6:42 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 20:10:26-05

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.

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.