Why this Australian bull is a towering figure, literally
Perth, Nov 30: Here is a story of a unique bull which saw himself getting saved from the butcher's knife because of sheer size. The Australian neutered bull named Knickers is so big (6 feet 4 inches) from its hoof to its shoulders above that he dwarfs other normal-size cows in the field when standing by them in the field for grazing.
The animal's owner, Geoff Pearson, told The Guardian: "I didn't expect it to go as far as it has. I've been called every 10 minutes since four o'clock this morning," Geoff Pearson told The Guardian.
Everyone is going buck wild over Knickers the giant cow but I wish they would all see how gentle he is pic.twitter.com/qPriGmqadI— . ‿ . (@kyaatu) November 28, 2018
Knickers was bought as a steer to lead other cattle at the age of just 12 months and he always stood out. "He was always a standout steer from the others, a bit bigger than the rest," the owner was quoted as saying by the BBC.
Explaining how he got saved from the butcher's knife, Pearson told AP that Knickers was too heavy to be taken to the slaughterhouse.
"We have a high turnover of cattle, and he was lucky enough to stay behind," Pearson said. Knickers, who is now seven-year-old and known to be the tallest in Australia, is set to live the rest of his life in his owner's field in Lake Preston near Perth.
Here are some of the reactions of the Twitterati:
Why are none of us talking about Knickers, the giant cow who is so big that humanity has decided “we can’t eat him” pic.twitter.com/I6tvqiOqj6— cordy whom snuck on a boat (@FriendOfMothman) November 28, 2018
Knickers the giant cow is very special to me. pic.twitter.com/B8Sf5CCA7S— Katie Jagla (@Katiejaguar) November 29, 2018
My life is MEASURABLY ENRICHED for my awareness of Knickers the giant cow— Sabine Wolff (@sabinewolff) November 27, 2018
How can I be expected to sleep at night when there's people out there who think Knickers The Giant Steer is a cow. What if it was a dairy herd. Where in cattle anatomy do they think milk comes from. What have they been milking.— Ciaraíoch 🎨 (@Ciaraioch) November 29, 2018