After leaving Lexington WMA, Steve and Jeremy headed west and set up a base of operations at Clinton, OK. Besides exploring locally, they made a trip to Sandy Sanders Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near the Texas border. Sandy Sanders WMA is notably different from Lexington WMA in that it is much more rugged and drier (though through fortuitous timing Jeremy and Steve [figures 3 and 4] got there at the height of the Spring bloom when it was much greener than usual). Sandy Sanders WMA proved to be particularly productive for snakes (13 specimens of 4 species), but herps were not the only things found under rocks (see figure 5).
Jeremy and Steve returned to Norman via Great Plains State Park and Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge where they observed some of the local residents (see figures 6 – 8). In all, they collected 50 specimens and tissues from 19 species.