The first time I saw this it freaked me out! When the temperatures get down low, the Iguana's body can't handle it and they fall into a coma-like state. According to local trappers it's a good time to "take them out"...Yikes! They are an invasive species, but I still hate killing things. I was getting on the Sawgrass Expressway the other day down where I live and three of us swerved to avoid an iguana, but I look in my rear view mirror and saw the giant SUV behind me make a direct hit! 1 Iguana down...several thousand to go! I see them all the time when it's hot out...by the canal on Congress Ave between 45th and Palm Beach Lakes. The trappers should head down that way! Anyway, here's the story:
PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Dropping temperatures will soon mean dropping iguana‘s. Trapper Mike Kimmel say it has to be consistently below fifty for about a week for iguanas to start freezing. Once they do, they fall from whatever tree or bush they're in and are in a coma-like state.
"It's a good time to take them out because they are an invasive species and they are bad for our eco system and infrastructure," said Trapper Mike Kimmel with Martin County Trapping and Removals. Iguanas are typically from Central and South America and are used to much warmer temperatures. If you do find a frozen lizard in your yard, Trapper Mike advises you not mess with it and to hire a professional to remove it.