Climate change has come to Florida and they’ve been seeing some strange shit. Well strange for Florida takes a lot, so take that with a grain of salt. But I mean it’s so cold that Walt Disney World closed. Well, now shit is so cold in Florida that it’s affecting the wildlife, and Floridians should look out for falling iguanas as the temperatures go below 40ºF. Shit/barf vultures, random falling frozen lizards… See? Florida isn’t just great people: it’s scenic.
USA Today says watch out for falling lizards if you’re living in Florida. A “Falling Iguana” warning was sent out via NWS Miami, which let the people know there will likely be iguanas raining from the sky in the evening. Don’t worry: it’s not a sign of the apocalypse (though we’ve had many).
“Iguanas are cold blooded. They slow down or become immobile when temps drop into the 40s. They may fall from trees, but they are not dead.”
Sounds like me when I’m drunk.
Jan 21 – This isn't something we usually forecast, but don't be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s. Brrrr! #flwx #miami pic.twitter.com/rsbzNMgO01
— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) January 21, 2020
Meteorologist, Chris Michaels, explained that this has happened before in south Florida over the years:
“At about 50 degrees, iguanas can become lethargic. It’s when the temperature drops to about 40 degrees or lower that their blood doesn’t move around as quickly. As a result, they can stiffen up and fall out of the trees in which they frequent.”
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) January 22, 2020
I also become lethargic in cold temperatures–who doesn’t? That’s called being alive. And I mean… I don’t know if this helps explain how that alligator got in that Florida woman’s pants or make it more confusing, but it does educate me on iguanas and other cold-blooded things. So I guess this means that Kris Jenner should avoid south Florida for the next few days, huh?