World of the Bizarre
Wild sheep with 78-pound coat is finally shorn
By T.K. Randall
February 27, 2021 · 1 comment
A very overgrown sheep named Baarack has been rescued after being found by a member of the public.
There are several reasons why sheep are shorn each year and this particular individual - which was found wandering in a remote forest - is a prime example of why it's so important.
With a thick fleece weighing in at 78 pounds, the unfortunate sheep was barely able to move its head.
Fortunately however it has since been trimmed down to size thanks to Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary near Lancefield, Victoria which agreed to help out after the sheep was discovered.
"It would appear Baarack was once an owned sheep," said Kyle Behrend. "He had at one time been ear-tagged, however these appear to have been torn out by the thick matted fleece around his face."
"Sheep need to be shorn at least annually otherwise the fleece continues to grow and grow, as happened here."
"Whilst his hooves were in great condition from running over the rocks in the forest, he was in a bit of a bad way. He was underweight, and due to all of the wool around his face he could barely see."
Baarack is now settling in with the other sheep at the sanctuary and should make a full recovery.
Source: Huffington Post
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