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    Exclamation Florida only weather service warning!

    You know that it is cold here in Florida when the national weather service issues an iguana weather warning for Southeast Florida from Miami to the Keys. Iguanas sleep in trees and when the temperature drops below 40゚ the iguanas become dormant to slow down their metabolism. Because iguanas sleep in trees when they become dormant they tend to fall out of the tree and land on anything under the tree. An iguana can grow up to 5 feet in length and weigh 20 to 25 pounds. Not something you want to get hit on the head with. If the weather warms up within 5 to 6 hours the iguanas come back to life and everything is fine, if the cold spell lasts for 7 or 8 hours most of them die.

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    Here's hoping for a couple of days of 35 degree weather. Just got back from the West Palm area and the Iguanas are running rampant. They are being shot and trapped by the hundreds. But most counties want them killed "humanely," which means no drowning. Can't use a powder gun, so high power/high velocity pellet guns are the choice. But they are hard to kill. A head shot just makes them run faster. Just behind the shoulder is usually the preferred shot placement. I saw a couple of 4 footers. Damn things take me back to my childhood night mares of the B monster movies.
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    They'll be everywhere soon. Until recently, only the male iguanas were permitted but many states are now taking steps to make mare iguanas legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divebum View Post
    Here's hoping for a couple of days of 35 degree weather. Just got back from the West Palm area and the Iguanas are running rampant. They are being shot and trapped by the hundreds. But most counties want them killed "humanely," which means no drowning. Can't use a powder gun, so high power/high velocity pellet guns are the choice. But they are hard to kill. A head shot just makes them run faster. Just behind the shoulder is usually the preferred shot placement. I saw a couple of 4 footers. Damn things take me back to my childhood night mares of the B monster movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divebum View Post
    . . . I saw a couple of 4 footers. Damn things take me back to my childhood night mares of the B monster movies.
    You realized that at least a few of those 1950s/60s B-movies used enlarged camera footage of iguanas to create their monsters, right? So, those childhood nightmares had a basis in reality.

    And - yeah, I used to close my eyes while watching them on Dad's ol' black-and-white TV, too.

    "Iguana weather warning." Only in Florida . . . . .
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    I saw that warning on the local news last night. i tried to find a local link but could not- anyway I did find this one on the net.
    Falling Iguanas- https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video...lling-iguanas/
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    ...why isn't PETA outfitting those iguanas with little parachutes?
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