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bless it’s baa-aa-aa-by heart … the wooliest sheep … before … but … can we see the after … ?

"Two farmers have found what they believe is the world’s wooliest sheep, with a fleece which weighs 20kg, wandering Tasmania’s wilderness.

The six year old ram, nicknamed Shaun after the children’s TV character, was caught in scrubland on Sunday and farmer Peter Hazell believes he was roaming free for years.

'He couldn't see very well because of the wool over his face, so I snuck up behind him and grabbed him,' Mr Hazell told ABC News.

'It is the heaviest sheep I've ever lifted,' said Mr Hazell's wife Netty.

'I just couldn't believe it, I just could not believe a sheep could have so much wool.'

Also amazing is that Shaun has been able to survive in the wild for so long.

'Because usually they get cast and can't get up, or they get fly-struck or the hot weather gets to them,' Mr Hazell said.

Now the farmers are out to prove Shaun could in fact be the world’s wooliest sheep, but they’ll have to take on a Kiwi.

Currently the world record for a single fleece is held by a New Zealander named Shrek.

The merino shot to international fame in 2004 after he avoided being caught and shorn for six years. Merinos are normally shorn annually, but Shrek apparently hid in caves, avoiding muster.

Sheep judge Ray Peter told ABC News, despite the lengthy of Shaun’s wooly coat, his fleece has held up surpisingly well.

'I thought it would be almost impossible for a sheep to go that long and have such good wool on him,' he said.

Shaun will get a haircut in a couple of days, the Hazells said.”


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733892/Tasmanian-farmers-believe-worlds-wooliest-sheep.html#ixzz3BWCvhR3h

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