10 years ago I moved from Southeast Alaska to Northeast Texas. Besides moving to a smaller state, I found myself in a starkly different environment.
I exchanged Bald Eagles and Salmon for Buzzards and Lizards. In all fairness I did gain lots of Sun and much less rain.
These little outdoor critters are handy to have around the yard. There are local disease carrying Mosquitoes and these creatures love to eat them. For the most part they stay outdoors because that's were the bugs are. I am amazed how fast they can run and camouflage themselves.
You may asks if there are snakes in my backyard, so far, no.