Jan 22, Cold-stunned iguanas fall from South Florida trees. The National Weather Service issued a warning about the cold-blooded creatures due to chilly weather moving through the area. Wilfredo Lee/AP Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Jan 22, Iguanas are native to Central America, tropical parts of South America and some Caribbean islands. 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 s, but their numbers have increased dramatically in recent years.
Jan 22, As temperatures drop in Florida, so do the iguanas. With lows hitting the 30s and 40s in the Miami area Tuesday night, iguanas have become so cold that they slow down or become entirely immobile and fall from the trees, according to the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida.