A colossal cow dubbed ‘Knickers’ has been saved by Australian farmers, who contend he is just ‘way too big’ to kill.
via Twitter; Knickers size is unparalleled – as you (clearly) see
Okay – no one enjoys being judged due to how they look or how big they are, but it may have just saved the life of one animal who was scheduled for the slaughterhouse.
Knickers, standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall – the same height as many NBA players – and weighing roughly 3,100 lbs (uh yeah, that’s the same as a Mack Truck Model AB) – is said to be ‘too large’ to slaughter, and judging from the below footage they were not fibbing.
Video released by Australian media demonstrates the gentle giant meandering around with the rest of the herd, which he pillars above.
Unlike the rest of his pals, Knickers will be permitted to live out the rest of his days on the Western Australia plains, as they can’t bring themselves to butcher him.
Owner Geoff Pearson stated: “It was too heavy. I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility. So, I think it will just live happily ever after.”
Pearson informed reporters that he initially purchased Knickers for only $400, as a ‘steer’ that leads other cattle – known too as a ‘coach’ which is a castrated male cow.
He was always a standout steer from the others, a bit bigger than the rest,” Pearson furthered.
“When he was young, when we first got him, we had a Brahman steer [a breed of cattle] which was a friend of his.
“So his name was bra… so we [had] bra and knickers. We never thought he would turn into a big knickers.”
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