But don't pick them up, and definitely don't hold an impromptu funeral to make your teary-eyed child feel better. Because chances are that iguana is not dead.
In South Florida, it is raining iguanas.
Green iguanas, like all reptiles, are coldblooded animals, so they become immobile when the temperature falls to a certain level, said Kristen Sommers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, they become sluggish. Under 40 degrees, their blood stops moving as much.
They like to sit in trees, but when it’s cold enough they fall out.