Video: That's why I'm fleecy; world's wooliest sheep found in Tasmania 6 years ago

Video: That's why I'm fleecy; world's wooliest sheep found in Tasmania

There is an estimated 20kg of wool on the animal that had been living in the wild for six years.

Imaginatively called Shaun, a very woolly animal has been discovered in the wilds of Tasmania when it wandered onto a farmer's land at the weekend. The merino ram had seemingly never been sheared in its life after roaming wild for an estimated six years.

In that time its wool had grown to half a metre thick, weighing the animal down and almost covering its eyes.

The sheep will now be shorn to see if the fleece can break the current record of 27kg, taken off a sheep called Shrek in New Zealand in 2004.

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