Not Fake Moos: Australian Steer Deemed Too Big For Slaughterhouse

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This steer's name is Knickers, and he stands 6-foot-3 and weighs about a ton and a half - overall much bigger than the rest of the herd.

Knickers, now an internet sensation, will live out the rest of his life on Pearson's farm in the town of Lake Preston, just southwest of Perth.

At some 1,400kg and 194cm, the seven-year-old is believed to be the biggest steer in a country home to millions of cattle.

A massive steer named Knickers has been spared the slaughterhouse due to its sheer size. He is actually too big to be slaughtered. "I think we just need to let him settle down for a little bit", he said.

In fact, he's helping Pearson out on the Lake Preston farm by coaching and herding other cattle.

Knickers the cow
Image His owner says Knickers has a new job leading others on the farm

"We have a high turnover of cattle, and he was lucky enough to stay behind", owner Geoff Pearson told the AP.

Knickers looms above the thousands of other cattle that he feeds with in rural Western Australia.

According to the record books, the tallest living steer is Bellino - who was 2.027m tall when he was measured in 2010 in Italy.

Knickers the steer, a hefty Holstein Friesian whose massive body poked out from above his other cattle friends, captured worldwide attention Tuesday with headlines from the world's most respected media organizations and memes from the Internet's sharpest minds. If he wants to go for a walk, they follow, if he wants to sit down, they wait around for him to get up. He told the Guardian, "We don't know that ourselves".


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