It is so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling out of trees

MIAMI — And here we thought Newfoundlanders had it bad.

The latest bout of crazy weather happenings has gone beyond Newfoundland all the way to South Florida, where temperatures have dropped so low that the U.S. National Weather Service has issued an alert for frozen iguanas falling from trees.

“This isn’t something we usually forecast, but don’t be surprised if you see iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s. Brrrr!” NWS Miami tweeted on Tuesday.

The low temperatures stun the invasive reptiles, but the iguanas won’t necessarily die. This means that many have already woken up as temperatures rose throughout the week.

Now we know what really happened to Snow White!

Iguanas are allowed to be kept as pets in Florida but are not protected by any law except anti-cruelty to animals. They’ve been in South Florida since the 1960s, but their numbers have increased dramatically in recent years.

As news of the alert broke, Floridians have turned to Twitter to post their hilarious reactions and their own iguana encounters. Here are some of our favourites:

With file from The Associated Press

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