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Christmas in Florida: Chilly forecast, falling iguanas

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Posted at 11:32 AM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 12:32:44-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it may involve falling iguanas.

The National Weather Service earlier this week warned that South Florida could experience the coldest Christmas Day in 21 years. Morning lows on Saturday could drop into the low 30s and 40s degree Fahrenheit, causing falling iguanas.

Because they are cold-blooded reptiles, iguanas living in South Florida trees often become immobile in chilly weather, causing them to drop to the ground when the thermometer plummets though they are still alive.