During a recent cold snap in Florida residents of the state were somewhat startled to see the feral iguana population fall into a hibernation like state. Iguanas, not being warm blooded creatures, need heat to keep them alive and moving in their usual manner. When it becomes too cool for them they slow down too as they are unable to function.
Kind hearted Floridians decided to take these iguanas indoors to warm them up. Naturally this turned out to be a mistake because as soon as the iguanas warmed up they became active again and went back to their wild nature.
One elderly woman who’d dragged a five foot iguana indoors couldn’t understand why the iguana seemed to be coming after her once it got warm. Perhaps she expected the iguana to wag it’s tail and be grateful like a cat or dog that had been rescued from the cold might have been in the same situation.
I actually had an iguana for 11 years and he was a rescue. I can attest to the fact that they slow down when cool! I’m sure that those who took in cold iguanas probably saved a few reptilian lives even though to them once the igs warmed it they probably felt as if they’d taken in a wild raccoon or something similar!