It’s Raining Iguanas in Florida


As the east coast of North America gets pelted with snow and wind, not everyone is dealing with the terrible conditions in the same way. In Florida, the Sunshine State, temperatures have been unusually cold. While people can pull on a sweater or jacket, then bitch about wasting good money on a vacation in a hot climate, iguanas have their own trouble.

Once the temperature drops below 10C or so they enter a state that looks for all the world as if they are dead. But once the weather warms up, voila, they are back to normal. They ride out the frigid temperatures in a coma-like state then, assuming they have not been run over by a truck, they return to their usual ways.

Iguanas playing possum.

Those iguanas who happened to be in trees when they nodded off fall from their lofty perches. In a sense, and not to sound too biblical, it is raining lizards in Florida.

This has given me an idea, not always a good thing. Perhaps someone should set up an iguana motel for just these occasions, complete with an indoor heated pool, and maybe some people to just sit on rocks around the pool and look menacing.

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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