Kamikaze Iguanas


Fallen Iguana - Photo: AP

When the usually sunshiny state of Florida’s temperatures dipped into the 30′s early this morning, it caused an unusual weather related phenomena.  But it wasn’s snow that was falling – it was…iguanas?

No, this isn’t a page out of some sick Sci-Fi creator’s mind.  It’s sad but true.

Iguanas, like most reptiles, are cold blooded and are therefore dependent on environmental heat sources – mostly the sun – to warm their bodies.  When the temperature drops low enough, their bodies go into a state of shock.  In order to conserve energy, the iguanas body functions - all but the heart – switches off and blood flow is cut to a minimum, causing the little guys to lose their grip on branches and fall from the trees.

Don’t worry – they’re not dead, it’s almost as if they have fallen asleep. Once the temperatures rise most of these little guys will be just fine.

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  1. Thanks for your comment! I went camping in Rosarito (K-58 to be specific) a few years ago and we went to this AMAZING place that served fresh whole broiled lobsters for ridiculously cheap. the inside was cafeteria style with big banquet tables where everyone kindof sat together…it was right off one of the main streets on the beach side…I’ll look around on the internet and try to find the name and an address…