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(Courtesy Photo)

Runyan the camel and Wallace the water buffalo seem to be content with the morning’s snowfall Monday at Runyan Ranches in Mayhill. Runyan and Wallace are just a couple of the residents of the Ranches’ petting zoo. Contrary to popular opinion, according to sources at the ranch, Runyan loves the snow, as he has been a resident of the ranch since he was only 10 days old. Runyan Ranches is located at 4839 Rio Penasco Road (U.S. 82), approximately 50 miles west of Artesia, and is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.