LAS ANIMAS CREEK. Las Animas Creek rises in two branches twelve miles south of Freer in central Duval County (at 27°42' N, 98°35' W). North Las Animas Creek rises two miles northeast of Sarnosa Hill (at 27°47' N, 98°39' W) and runs southeast eight miles; South Las Animas Creek rises one mile southeast of Sarnosa Hill (at 27°46' N, 98°39' W) and runs southeast for eight miles. Las Animas Creek proper runs southeast for sixteen miles to its mouth on Santa Gertrudis Creek, just southeast of Benavides (at 27°35' N, 98°24' W). The surrounding flat terrain has locally shallow depressions and is surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and various grasses.

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