Saturday, January 9, 2010
It's Raining Iguanas!!!
The urban legend it true! It does rain cats and dogs...or in this case, IGUANAS!!!
In south Florida, the temperatures have dropped so much that iguanas are dropping from the trees! Iguanas are not native to Florida and cannot tolerate the occasional cold temps we get. Since they are cold-blooded creatures, their systems go into "hibernation mode" and they literally fall out of the trees. If they warm up in a short amount of time, they will revive. One man learned this the hard way... he stopped to pick up iguanas, tossed them into the back of his car, and drove off. As the car temps warmed the iguanas "back to life", they began crawling around the car and onto the driver. He almost had an accident. (How would he explain this accident...driving while...?)
Frozen Florida: icicles on palm trees, falling iguanas, earmuffs instead of flip-flops - 1/6/2010 5:01:27 PM | Newser