National Weather Service calls for falling iguanas in Miami forecast

Jan 23 2020, 1:06 am

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…an iguana?

The National Weather Service issued a tweet this week advising residents in Miami not to be alarmed if they see iguanas falling from trees.

The tweet explained that iguanas are naturally cold-blooded animals. As such, they slow down and lose mobility when temperatures drop below certain temperatures.

Even though they are falling from trees, it does not mean that they are dead.

Users have taken to social media with images of the fallen reptiles.

Some people have decided to cash in on the lizards’ misfortune by selling their meat for consumption.

In fact, the University of Florida even has a blog post solely dedicated to preparing iguana dishes.

However you choose to react — if you even decide to respond at all — just be sure, if you’re visiting Miami, to plan for iguana in the winter forecast.

Emily RumballEmily Rumball

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