I don't know much about the lovely Iguana. How about you?
Iguanas are native to tropical regions and are not adapted to cold weather. When temperatures drop well below 50 degrees, iguanas can become sluggish and can even freeze.
In the state of Florida, iguanas are a common sight in many residential areas and are often found basking in the sun on trees, fences, and walls.
However, during the winter months, when temperatures in Florida can drop below freezing, iguanas can become a frozen and fall from their perches.
While it is possible for iguanas to fall from trees when they become frozen during cold weather, it is unlikely that they would cause injury to people.
Can you imagine the odds that the little frozen creature would fall at just the perfect time and place to hit Floridians?
Come on now, in my research, Iguanas are relatively small animals and would likely not cause major harm if they were to fall from a tree and hit a person.
However, it does happen every January and February in Florida!
It just happened yesterday to a guy and it was caught on tape.
Apparently, as an iguana becomes cold, it can become sluggish and may not move.
I have been known to do the same thing in cold weather.
In addition, its muscles will become stiff, making it difficult for the iguana to move. If the temperature drops low enough, the iguana's blood will begin to freeze and its organs can shut down. Neat trick.
Overall, iguanas are not adapted to the cold weather of Florida and are at risk of freezing during the winter months. If you live in Alabama, Florida or Georgia and have an iguana as a pet, it is important to provide a warm, sheltered area for it to stay during the cold winter months.