Holy Cow! Meet "Knickers": Giant Steer Too Enormous For Slaughterhouse

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.

The steer - a neutered male cow - is so huge he was unable to be processed at the slaughterhouse and as a result managed to save himself from a premature death, according to his owner.

Social media users expressed their delight at the black-and-white Holstein Friesian, who towers above his contemporaries in Western Australia at 6ft 4in.

Australian media reports suggest the steer is the tallest in the country and weighs about 3,000 lbs (double the size of the average steer!). He is almost as tall as basketball star Michael Jordan and weighs as much as a Mini Cooper.

His owner Geoff Pearson said Knickers was too heavy to be slaughtered and will instead get to live out his life in his owner's fields in Lake Preston, southwest of Perth.

Mr Pearson said: "We have a high turnover of cattle, and he was lucky enough to stay behind."

"You'll put him in a paddock and all the other cattle seem to get attracted to him," Mr Pearson told ABC News.

"Whenever he wants to get up and start walking there's a trail of hundreds of cattle following him.

"We all know when Knickers is on the move."

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