Thursday, January 22, 2009

iguanas falling from the sky

If H-Mom is laying on the sidewalk on her back, just push her into the sun. That should warm her up and get her going again.

Good thing H-Mom was watching the news on TV this morning. There was a quick little blurb about the stunning effect that our three-day "freezing" snap has had on the local iguana population.

Seems the cold is sending tree-dwelling iguana of all sizes in "shock hibernation," making them lose their grip of their branch and sending them hurtling to the ground. There they lie, motionless.

A warm sunbath should revive them.

H-Mom and Madison were at the dog park this morning, the first ones there, as usual, bracing the bone-chilling temperature of 41 degrees.

Half-way around the track, Madison spotted it first, right under one of the large trees.


She obeys a stern "leave it" with commendable promptness. The "frozen" iguana was tempting, but Madison didn't even touch it.

H-Mom waved down the park caretaker on his golf cart and requested that the stiff green lizard be relocated so that it didn't become a 2-1/2 foot long chew toy. Max said that he had been moving iguanas all morning.

Someone at the dog park had a wonderful suggestion for a YouTube video:

Line all the frozen iguanas on a sun reflector, face them into the sun and then video them as they slowly revive with the warming rays.

What a great concept, but who has the time? So, we leave it to your imaginations.

12 comments:

The Devil Dog said...

OMG That is so funny. Can you imagine that poor guy moving iguanas all morning? Mom will have to tell PlusOne this, he will love to hear about it.
What a good do-be your mom is. And what a good do-be you are to not eat it.

Roxy

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Funny, but a shame too, poor things! Well done for not snacking on it Madison, very commendable!
Slobbers xx

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Hmm, we don't have iguanas in Orlando yet, I wonder how tasty they are? As good as those little geckos?
-Kira, The Florida Siberian

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Oh Dear! Poor Iguanas! We hope they warm up again soon! Ad it was very good of you to leave them alone, madison!

Your Pals,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Maggie and Mitch said...

2 1/2' long??!! We didn't realize that were that big! Mom would be freaked! She's not into lizard- like things! ewwwwwwwww

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Hmmm, maybe you could see iguancilcles or use them hood ornaments.

Essex & Deacon

Puglette said...

oh my, i would not like falling iguanas at all!! i would be running screaming! bring an umbrella when you go on walkies!
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...what if it fell on your head? Mumsie would have a cow...we'd love it...it would be like when we sit out under the pear tree in the summer waitin' for a little snack to fall...we had NO IDEA that you have lizard trees down there...that's an even better idea than a bacon tree...oh yummers!!!

Can't believe you left it...now Madison...the "leave it" command is only to be used if it's in ur best judgement...like leave it, if it's on fire is a good idea...but a tasty lizardsicle????? That's a keeper!!!

Love and kissses...Laciegirl

River said...

That thing looks so dead. It's really still alive? I would be so happy to gnaw on it. We love icy things around here (frozen pumpkin, omd!!).

love & wags,
River

Stella said...

Frozen iguana you say?! Mmmmm. MMMmm.

Bummer you didn't get to sample that iguanacicle before your mama saw it.

Goobery love,
Stella Bean Latifah

Cocoa the Beagle said...

Wow we've never seen anything like that before! Amazing! Mum says if stinky Barley retrieves something like that back to her, she's gonna faint BIG time!

Wags,
Cocoa

Sherry said...

We sure hope all those iguanas woke up again. Imagine going to sleep on your nice, cozy perch and then waking up in an entirely new place!

Alanis & Sherry


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