And the iguana lived but the winter storm sweeping across parts of the U.S. has prompted animal rescue organisations and local authorities to issue warnings about giving pets shelter, with dogs left out to freeze to death in the cold.
"When the water temperatures drop, stunned sea turtles may float listlessly in the water on or near shore", the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission tells the Herald.
In fact, the cold temperatures are low enough to temporarily freeze the green lizards.
Curious residents who find paralyzed iguanas should be careful, or they might get a nasty surprise in the form of a bite.
CBS News reminds us that green iguanas are an invasive species in Florida - the result of people releasing their pets into the wild. They can grow to over 5 feet long, and their droppings can be a potential source of salmonella bacteria, which causes intestinal illness.
"This provides an opportunity to capture some, but I'm not sure it's going to be cold enough or long enough to make enough of a difference", she said.