Christmas In Florida: Chilly Forecast and Falling Iguanas

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, with morning lows on Saturday dropping into the low 30s and 40s. As for the falling iguanas, that’s because the cold-blooded reptiles that live in the South Florida trees they often become immobile in chilly weather. That causes them to drop to the ground, but it rarely kills them. As for the pandemic, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried this week jokingly issued “a certificate of animal movement," permitting Santa Claus and his reindeer "to enter and exit all homes, domiciles, encampments, and premises in the state of Florida between the hours of 8:00 PM on December 24 and 7:00 AM December 25, through or over any U.S. border port.”