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Meet Knickers, the Towering Australian Steer Too Large for Auction

Meet Knickers, the Towering Australian Steer Too Large for Auction

Too bulky for the slaughterhouse, Knickers, 7, towers over the other animals on his farm standing at almost 6 feet, 4 inches and weighing over 3,000 pounds.

Giant cattle are not usually found among the internet's stars but seven-year-old Knickers has found viral fame due to his extraordinary size.

Knickers, standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall - the same height as many National Basketball Association 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. One steer in Australia has avoided the slaughterhouse by simply being too big. He is actually too big to be slaughtered.

Mr Pearson said his herd of 20,000 had a high turnover and all the steers Knickers started with were sold or sent to the abattoir at least three years ago, but he would stick around for the rest of his days.

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Knickers the steer is huge on the internet - for being huge. Mr Pearson said: "They all look up to him, obviously, and wherever Knickers moves, they move, and he's pretty much just the leader of the pack and coaching everybody where they need to be going".

"When he was young, when we first got him, we had a Brahman steer [a breed of cattle] which was a friend of his", he said.

As it turns out, Knickers is no cash cow.

The world's tallest living steer, or bovine of any kind, is an Italian chianina ox called Bellino that stands just over two metres, and the heaviest ever weighed 2,267kg (5,000lbs).


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