For the first time in over 60 years we now live where we see reptiles every day versus previous locations. The anole, a common small lizard, is everywhere and at times we have to be careful not to step on any when leaving the house. As a rule the reptiles of southwest Florida are mostly harmless and a necessary part of the southwest Florida food chain. The unfortunate aspect of this sub-tropical climate is that it's friendly to many species that aren't native to southwest Florida. Some of the invasives aren't a serious problem but one in particular is resulting in devastating damage to the Everglades. The Reticulated Python has established itself and is expanding its range causing irreversible damage to native animals.