Florida sleet and raining Iguanas?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChicknJ, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. ChicknJ

    ChicknJ Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Central Florida
    It's been COLD here for almost ten days but this morning we woke up to SLEET and raining Iguanas [​IMG]

    Frozen Iguanas Fall From Florida Trees
    Tim Chapman, Miami Herald

    It's raining iguanas in South Florida.

    A remarkable cold snap that brought temperatures in the mid-30s to the Miami area Thursday morning also brought lizards falling out of trees at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne, the Miami Herald reported.

    "We have found dozens on the bike path after a major cold snap," said park manager Robert Yero. "When they warm up in the sun, they come back to life."

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    At least three iguanas in suspended animation could be found under trees in the park, which lies on the southern tip of Key Biscayne, a barrier island just south of Miami Beach and across Biscayne Bay from the city of Miami.

    Yero had little sympathy for the frozen iguanas, explaining that they were an invasive species devastating to native plant life.

    "They really are taking over," he lamented.​
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010

  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    1st.... [​IMG]

    2nd... those poor things!
  3. Lil_Chickadee

    Lil_Chickadee Songster

    Feb 11, 2009
    Well I'm glad to hear the come back to life. [​IMG]

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