Tag: cold snap

January 17, 2018

Unusually cold Florida weather causes cold-stunned iguanas

In early January, Floridians were shocked to see green iguanas (Iguana iguana) falling out of trees or lying on the ground, apparently dead. But the iguanas weren’t dead — they...

August 29, 2017

Southeastern lizards adapt quickly to extreme weather

In one of the fastest, most well-documented instances of adaptation, lizards in the southeastern United States developed a tolerance to lower temperatures in response to a recent severe winter. “Extreme...