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Look Out for Falling Iguanas as Temperatures Dip in South Florida, NWS Warns

It is important to leave any idle iguanas alone, as they will gradually mobilize with the warmth of the morning sun and rising temperatures.

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When the temperature drops, so do they.

As South Florida dips into the 40s and 50s, the National Weather Service in Miami is warning residents about the potential for falling iguanas.

"Well it’s that time again," the agency tweeted. "It’s cold enough for us to forecast falling Iguanas here in South Florida."

Iguanas stunned by cold temperatures in South Florida are nothing new. Several residents have noticed the creatures -- completely immobile and still -- in backyards and trees when temperatures fall. 

“Iguanas are cold blooded. They slow down or become immobile when temps drop into the 40s,” the NWS said on Twitter. “They may fall from trees, but they are not dead.” 

It is important to leave any idle iguanas alone, as they will gradually mobilize with the warmth of the morning sun and rising temperatures.

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