Last weekend I attended a local reptile expo with a friend. I talked to a couple of vendors who seemed open to the possibility of advanced extraterrestrial life taking reptile forms.
I attended this expo because study of these lower forms of terrestrial animals may lead to discoveries relevant to their extraterrestrial relatives. Now, don't flush your little Lizzy down the toilet any time soon, fearing her advancement into a full-blown shapeshifter. These semi-domesticated critters seemed harmless, although they seemed to lack the kind of mammalian warmth exhibited in the personalities of fur-covered pets. Perhaps if I spent more time with them I would change my mind.