Growing up in Santa Barbara I was able to quickly get to a number of habitats from beach side to mountain deserts all in a days roaming. Ah the good ol days when you could still find scarlet kings, and SF garters on a day hike... Anyway these days I do all my hunting with a camera. I'd like to know if anyone else does the same in central CA. Would be fun to get out and hike around taking pics of what can still be found in the wild. I do alot of bicycle touring and plan on a trip to Tahoe this summer, not alot of herp action expected but I'm hoping that my buddy and I will score some pics for the trip. My buddy is a friend from highschool, a kindered spirit in love with local herps, but he's atracted to alligator lizards and I'm hooked on fence swifts lol. caught this little guy about 10-15 years ago on my last hunt in Santa Barbara CA, a beautiful sceloporus occedentilus (sp) using an oat noose.