Jan 31, 2024 - News

Miami "cold" leaves iguana stunned

A cold-stunned iguana

Photo: Aurelina Romero

This iguana couldn't stand the Miami "cold" Tuesday morning.

  • Local journalist Aurelina Romero spotted the critter at a schoolyard near Little Havana, as temperatures dipped into the 50s.
  • When she came back around noon, it had scurried back up its tree.

How it works: When it gets too cold by our standards, cold-blooded green iguanas can get stunned and fall out of their trees. (Sometimes the National Weather Service will issue an unofficial falling iguana advisory!)

  • Their muscle control shuts down temporarily until they warm back up.
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