National Weather Service issues alert for falling iguanas

  
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National Weather Service issues alert for falling iguanas

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The National Weather Service (NWS) in Miami issued an alert for falling iguanas Tuesday as temperatures are expected to drop.

As temperatures are predicted to drop into in the 30s inland and 40s along the coast, iguanas could fall from trees as they slow down or become immobile. The reptiles react this way to falling temperatures because they are cold-blooded.

“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,” the NWS in Miami tweeted.

“They may fall from trees, but they are not dead,” it continued.

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Iguanas are native to South America, Central America and the Caribbean but have developed a population in South Florida through the pet trade, the  South Florida Sun Sentinel reported .

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one month ago

I know there must be a joke or two somewhere in that article. Have at it. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    one month ago

'joke'?, this is serious !

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1    one month ago

Well, it is. But it does seem a little strange, no?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    one month ago

I guana be careful to not step on the little fellers as they lay there insensible after fallin from the trees. . 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.2.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2    one month ago

Good one John! LMAO!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.2.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.2.1    one month ago

Glad I made you smile. 

 
 
 
shona1
1.3  shona1  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    one month ago

Evening. I know this is off topic but I am using my mobile and can't find the forum option. I am sitting here in tears as word had come through and Australia is heart broken as I am. A USA fire fighting plane has crashed with the loss of 3 USA firies. To come all this way to help us in our hour of need and this has happened. To the families of the lost souls we shed tears with you. Your loss is immense but know they will never be forgotten, we will remember them and treasure them. They are in safe hands. They have now become part of our land

 
 
 
shona1
1.3.1  shona1  replied to  shona1 @1.3    one month ago

Sorry really struggling with the phone. They have become part of our land now forever. There is absolute heart break on both sides of the Pacific tonight. We thank them for all they have done and to lose 3 of our fellow firies in this way is beyond words. Thank you does not seem enough. A heart broken Aussie who is tears across the sea. And the Land Down Under broken with the loss of our friends...

 
 
 
shona1
1.3.3  shona1  replied to  Kavika @1.3.2    one month ago

Flags will be flown at half mast tomorrow as a sign of respect for the three lost souls.... as they should to remember what they have done for people they do not know in their darkest of hours...they will not be forgotten...

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2  XDm9mm    one month ago

However....

As was brought to light on the news earlier this morning....  LEAVE THEM ALONE and DO NOT PUT THEM IN YOUR CAR TO SAVE THEM.

It's a natural thing for them and if you warm them up in your car, you will have a car full of very pissed off lizards not liking your attempt at helping them very much and will make that known real quick.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  XDm9mm @2    one month ago

Very true. They also carry salmonella and that is the stomach ache from hell (and you can actually die from it)

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1    one month ago

Always carry strawberries and/ot grapes to placate the iguanas...jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
bccrane
3  bccrane    one month ago

My father had a place in St. Pete where the park across the road had a small lake, there was a cold spell one year that the water turned cold enough that the fish suffocated and died, because being warm water fish their gills couldn't operate in the cold.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  bccrane @3    one month ago

Now that is a first for me. I have never heard of that happening, but it does make sense.

 
 
 
Citizen Kane-473667
4  Citizen Kane-473667    one month ago

Word for the day: IGUANA

If he get too cold, Iguana fall down.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Citizen Kane-473667 @4    one month ago

LMAO!!! Good one!

 
 
 
charger 383
5  charger 383    one month ago

Has Farmers Insurance seen a claim for damage from falling frozen Iguanas? 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  charger 383 @5    one month ago
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They are ready! This is their new statue for their museum. 

 
 
 
lady in black
6  lady in black    one month ago

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  lady in black @6    one month ago

Remember! Jackets prevent frozen iguanas!

 
 
 
Freefaller
7  Freefaller    one month ago

Iguanas are an invasive species in Florida so any die off resulting from this cold snap is actually not a bad thing.  Hopefully some pythons get taken out as well

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
7.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Freefaller @7    one month ago

This is true. They were family pets that got lose and did well on vegetation in FLA. 

 
 
 
Kavika
8  Kavika     one month ago

The past two days have been bitterly cold for us Floridians. Yesterday the high was a very chilly 63 degrees. Today was worse, the high was 57, bone chilling cold and with the wind chill factor it was 55 degrees. 

Not only are the Iguana's falling out of the trees the Manatees are wearing dive suits to deep warm. 

Thankfully tomorrow it will be back into the mid 70's. Winter in Florida will be over. 

I had to put a hat on my dog to protect her ears from frostbite.

Ya think the hat makes her head look too big?

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Our other dog, Wiki Warrior Wonder Wiener went into hibernation mode.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kavika @8    one month ago

It's been in the teens at night here, and my little doxie mix stays under the covers after I get out of bed.  I find myself being jealous of a dog's life.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8.1.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1    one month ago
I find myself being jealous of a dog's life.

Can't blame you. Wally is curled up under the blanket, too. The irony of the snowshoe breed is that they are actually warm weather cats. 

 
 
 
Freefaller
8.1.2  Freefaller  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1    one month ago

Just for a little perspective for the past two weeks it's been in the -30's F here. The cold actually killed my car battery last Wed.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8.1.3  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Freefaller @8.1.2    one month ago

Where are you... I want to stay away, LOL!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8.1.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Freefaller @8.1.2    one month ago

I don't know how you can stand it.  The older I get, the more I hate being cold.

 
 
 
Freefaller
8.1.5  Freefaller  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8.1.3    one month ago
I want to stay away, LOL!

Don't blame you.

 
 
 
Freefaller
8.1.6  Freefaller  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.4    one month ago
I don't know how you can stand it.

Pay, work and eventual pension are the only reasons, otherwise I'd have been gone long ago.

 
 
 
charger 383
8.2  charger 383  replied to  Kavika @8    one month ago

Great dog pictures.  The Dog in the Hat  

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8.3  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @8    one month ago

Yes, the hat makes your head look big, but then again, you have a big head. 

On the other hand, Wiki looks adogable. 

 
 
 
Freefaller
8.4  Freefaller  replied to  Kavika @8    one month ago
Ya think the hat makes her head look too big?

Lol she pulls off the hat look better than I ever could

My dad moved down to Tampa over 20 years ago and even though he was born and raised in Canada I know he spent the last couple days hiding inside with the heat cranked.

 
 
 
Kavika
8.4.1  Kavika   replied to  Freefaller @8.4    one month ago

I'm 100 miles NE of Tampa and the temps are pretty much same here as in Tampa. After 20 years in Tampa he had a parka on the last few days...LOL

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Mark in Wyoming
9  Mark in Wyoming    one month ago

Not a joke , but my news feed says there is a spiked increase on the sales sites in Miami for taco meat....

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
9.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @9    one month ago

I hear it tastes like chicken. 

 
 
 
Kavika
9.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9.1    one month ago

Iguana is called ''Chicken of the Trees'' in Florida.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
9.1.2  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @9.1.1    one month ago

LMAOOOOOO!

 
 
 
Ender
9.1.3  Ender  replied to  Kavika @9.1.1    one month ago

Only had it once but gator is actually not that bad.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
9.1.4  Mark in Wyoming  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9.1    one month ago

everything tastes like chicken ….unless it tastes like fish.....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @9.1.4    one month ago

800

 
 
 
Ender
10  Ender    one month ago

Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night

I can see paradise by the dashboard light

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
10.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Ender @10    one month ago

And then... SPLAT!

 
 
 
Ender
10.1.1  Ender  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @10.1    one month ago

Haha

Parking...

Or the iguana freezing to death looking down upon my windshield...

 
 
 
Enoch
11  Enoch    one month ago

Those who print labels at Wal Mart are cold blooded.

Look out for falling prices.

Enoch, Ducking Sales Tags

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
12  Larry Hampton    one month ago

The Abominable Iguana of northern Minnesota has the unique chameleon ability to reflect it’s environment. It achieves sub zero temps and lives off of the naturally occurring snow blossoms that spring up all over. In the spring they navigate to water sources where they melt until next fall when they nest for the next generation. These are highly venerated animals that are treated with the respect so richly deserving. 

 
 
 
Enoch
12.1  Enoch  replied to  Larry Hampton @12    one month ago

Dear Friend Larry Hampton: At Jay's Diner dessert area they serve an Abominable Snow Cone. 

I recommend the Maple Surple flavor.

Its tall, hairy, muscular; and does well out of doors in low temperatures.

Enoch, Finishing All My Vegetables So I Can Have Dessert.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
13  Split Personality    one month ago

So any way I have about 20 Barbary ducks that spend the day in front of my house vying for space near the front storm door so they can watch what we are doing and anticipate treats ( whole corn, some peanuts) .

Any way, washing the side walk a few times a day is a must and the geckos have just hatched.

I saw one baby swimming for his life in a puddle and moved him to the grass to wait out the cold snap expected that night.

An hour or so later and he appeared to be dead as a door nail on the sidewalk, so I gently picked him up, certain he was dead and moved him

to a spot under the rose bush where he would, at the very least, not be duck food.

The next morning there he was, alive again, and this time when I reached for him

he moved like greased lightning.

Winking as he looked over his shoulder.

 
 
 
Ender
13.1  Ender  replied to  Split Personality @13    one month ago

Can't stand those clear looking ones. I get those anole guys.

I think I told this before but true story.

I opened the trunk of a car on a really cold morning and found a bee. I thought it was dead. I gently picked it up and held it in the palm of my hand facing the sun. After a couple of minutes it started to move. Little bit longer and it got up on its legs. Little bit more and it started to flex its wings and crawl. Then crawled to the tip of my index finger and flew off.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
14  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

The article made me think of the plagues in Egypt.  Maybe everyone should coat their doorposts with lamb's blood.  

Has anyone seen the movie "Magnolia", in which frogs fell from the sky - and it wasn't even cold? 

 
 
 
Enoch
14.1  Enoch  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14    one month ago

Dear Brother Buzz: I recall in my teens one Pesach when the Thebes Board of Health came to inspect the Sherwin Williams Lamb's Blood acrylic front door paint.

As the uncivil servant was performing a test on the hemocrit shmear I asked, what type of blood it is? The response was "A". I again inquired, positive? Said the inspector, "I am pretty sure".

It was then I went to my Rabbi (Mo Green) and suggested perhaps it was time to get out of Dodge.

Enoch, Aheadin fer the prairie where the laws are dietary. Where a cowboy never joshes when he's askin his Vier Kashas.     

 
 
 
Kavika
15  Kavika     one month ago

The weather report by my cousin Luther Walks the Horse from the rez in ND.

 
 
 
Enoch
15.1  Enoch  replied to  Kavika @15    one month ago

Dear Brother Kavika: Weather in N.D.

Weather in FL.

Now we are just splitting hairs.

Enoch, Wearing 17 layars of clothes as I shovel out the drive and walk ways.

 
 
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