Knickers, standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall - the same height as many National Basketball Association players - and weighing roughly 3,100 lbs (uh yeah, that's the same as a Mack Truck Model AB) - is said to be "too large" to slaughter, and judging from the below footage they were not fibbing.
"He was unable to fit into the supply chain so Knickers lives on", Mr Pearson told Perth Now.
Knickers the steer, center back, stands in a paddock with a herd of cows in Lake Preston, Australia, Nov. 15, 2018. When his owner tried to sell him for meat at a cattle auction, he was rejected by the processor for being too big, the AP reported.
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"Whenever he wants to get up and start walking, there's a trail of hundreds of cattle following him", said Pearson. Mr Pearson said that due to his size, Knickers is too big for the abattoir. "I think we just need to let him settle down for a little bit", he said.
Australian media say Knickers is believed to be the tallest steer in the country and weighs about 1.4 tons. "So his name was bra.so we [had] bra and knickers". Steers are castrated males. Bellino, a Chianina ox from Italy, still owns the world record for tallest living steer at a whopping six-foot-seven-inches tall, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
His name came about because another cattle Pearson had at the time - a Brahman steer - befriended him.