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Florida Chill Has Iguanas Falling from Trees, Officials Warn

The green iguanas, common in the Sunshine State, are an invasive species that are not native to the state, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said, according to the report.
Florida chill has iguanas falling from trees, officials warn
A stunned baby iguana lies in the grass at Cherry Creek Park in Oakland Park, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

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Florida iguanas unaccustomed to the state’s recent cold weather are falling from trees, weather officials said.

The reptiles that usually thrive in Florida’s warm climate have been stunned by the state’s recent streak of low temperatures, which causes them to lose their grip and fall from trees onto unsuspecting residents, the National Weather Service has warned, Fox 13 of Tampa Bay reported.

Florida is experiencing the coldest temperatures in almost a decade and freeze warnings have been posted throughout the state, Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said during a segment of “Fox & Friends” last week.

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