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Frozen iguanas

All across the southern US state of Florida green iguanas have been dropping like flies.

Like other parts of the eastern seaboard, Florida has been experiencing abnormally low temperatures and one casualty is the green iguana – not an indigenous species and therefore unable to cope with freezing conditions.

When the temperature drops below 40º Fahrenheit the iguana’s metabolism slows down and it drops to the ground from the trees.

If it warms up after a couple of days the stunned iguana, a reptile, recovers; if it doesn’t, it dies.

Picture source: H20