Cold spell has chilling affect on local lizards
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (KYMA, KECY) - South Florida's weather forecast gets worldwide attention when it calls for chances of falling frozen lizards.
The area is home to a large iguana population. The cold-blooded creatures thrive in Florida's hot, humid environment.
But a recent cold snap stopped the lizards in their tracks quite literally. They froze when the thermometer dropped below 30, and then started dropping out the the trees they typically call home.
Cold doesn't kill the lizards, it just sends them into a state of suspended animation. Once they warm up, they return to normal.