Sometimes, when I’m feeling lazy, I’ll go a few too many weeks without a haircut and let my short bob get a little too shaggy.
However, an Australian sheep has a leg up on me when it comes to going too long without a haircut. The following famous sheep was discovered stuck in the Australian bush in 2015.
At first, the hiker was startled. It looked like a cotton ball on steroids had fallen rom the sky. Then, he realized it as a sheep in need of some serious assistance.
Chris, as his rescuer decided to call him, had apparently been separated from his flock 5 or 6 years earlier. For that whole time, Chris wandered the wilderness and accumulated too much wool.
In fact, Chris’s wool had ballooned to be about 5 times the amount of a typical sheep.
“Help!” tweeted Tammy Ven Dange from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Australia. The RSPCA “needs help from a shearer immediately to hopefully save this sheep we just rescued!”
And a shearer stepped up to the plate. A team sedated the poor animal got a group together that could properly sheer the overgrown animal.
In the end, they removed 89 pounds of wool, clocking in at the largest amount of wool ever removed from a sheep in one sitting.
Now that wool is on display in a museum and Chris is happy and once again in safe hands.
After loosing all that wool, Chris’s standard of living has vastly improved.
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[Featured Image: NPR]