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ROAMIN’ BUFFALOES RUN AWAY IN SEARCH OF A HOME ON RANGE

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Julie Rivers has a home where the buffalo roam - Santa Fe, N.M. That's the problem.

Her two 900-pound pet buffaloes wandered away Sunday and eluded capture Monday."I'm just worried they won't find water," Rivers said. "They probably will, but I guess I'm worried anyway."

The male's name is Tatanka and the female is Sheena. Both are 14 months old and stand about 4 feet high. Rivers got the pair in August.

They are affectionate pets, but Rivers warns: "I don't want people to get the idea they could play with them. They could charge somebody if they got scared. You need to respect them is all."

Rivers had been keeping the beasts behind a 4-foot fence while she looked for a home where the buffalo couldn't roam. "They're jumpers and they jumped right over it," she said. "Now we know we waited too late."

Rivers, her boyfriend and her son tracked the buffalo from the house to a restaurant about five miles away before losing the trail.

"We love them," Rivers said. "They each have their own personality. It's been very interesting to watch them grow. They're very playful. They run and kick. They've really been a joy."