Since we've moved from rural Michigan to the city, I've had more encounters with wild life than I bargained for. I knew the South had her share of large cockroaches and other pests, but I honestly didn't plan on finding such critters in suburbia. Thankfully, the roaches have not shown their creepy faces, but we've had close encounters of the first kind with many other species:
1) rabbits. I have never seen so many rabbits in my life. TAME rabbits. Walked 2 feet away from Peter Cottontail before he moseyed off. They believe they own the yard.
2) ticks. Pulled 2 off my 4 year old a few weeks back. Ugh. Still gives me the creepy-crawlies.
and the latest: 3) lizards. While I was sunning myself on the deck after cleaning up lunch dishes, I peeked one eye open to see a good 8" THING slithering across the other end of our deck. Long skinny fellow with a nice tail. 30 seconds later his friend joined me in a sunny spot a foot from my leg. This guy had lost his tail, so I'm assuming he lost the battle with reptile #1. Since he was so close, I was able to determine that he was a salamander, and not a lizard.
So when you come visit, you don't have to worry about finding any reptiles. Salamanders are actually amphibians. :)