Invasive species threaten Florida

A stunned iguana lies on the sidewalk after having fallen from a tree Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100408130600" title="Surfside" href="/topic/us/florida/miami-dade-county/miami-beach/surfside-PLGEO100100408130600.topic">Surfside</a>, Fla. With temperatures in the 40s, many of the cold-blooded non-native species became immobilized in the cold temperatures, fell from their perches and died. The non-native species' numbers were greatly reduced because of temperatures far below that of their native land.

( WILFREDO LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE / January 5, 2010 )

A stunned iguana lies on the sidewalk after having fallen from a tree Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Surfside, Fla. With temperatures in the 40s, many of the cold-blooded non-native species became immobilized in the cold temperatures, fell from their perches and died. The non-native species' numbers were greatly reduced because of temperatures far below that of their native land.

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